Epidemiology of disability in a rural community of Karnataka.

K. S. Ganesh, A. Das, J. S. Shashi

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OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and pattern of disability in all age groups in a rural community of Karnataka. METHODS: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted during January-December 2004 among 1000 study subjects of all age groups selected randomly from four villages under rural field practice area of a teaching institution. Subjects were interviewed and examined using a predesigned schedule. Percentage prevalence, chi square test and multiple logistic regression analysis were used for statistical analysis. RESULTS: The prevalence of disability was found to be 6.3%. Both physical and mental disabilities are of great concern in this area. 80% of the disabled had multiple disabilities. Knowledge and occupation plays a major role as determinants of disability. Chronic medical conditions are also more common among disabled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalIndian journal of public health
Volume52
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2008
Externally publishedYes

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Rural Population
Epidemiology
Age Groups
Chi-Square Distribution
Occupations
Appointments and Schedules
Teaching
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis

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Ganesh, K. S., Das, A., & Shashi, J. S. (2008). Epidemiology of disability in a rural community of Karnataka. Indian journal of public health, 52(3), 125-129.
Ganesh, K. S. ; Das, A. ; Shashi, J. S. / Epidemiology of disability in a rural community of Karnataka. In: Indian journal of public health. 2008 ; Vol. 52, No. 3. pp. 125-129.
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In: Indian journal of public health, Vol. 52, No. 3, 01.07.2008, p. 125-129.

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