Indian Journal of Community Medicine


Year
: 1987  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--31

A Socio-Epidemiological Study Of Leprosy In A Leprosy Endemic Rural Population (South India)


B.N Reddy1, R.D Bansal2 
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B.N Reddy


Various social factors in relation to leprosy were studied in a rural population of Pondicherry Union Territory. The prevalence of leprosy among Harijans was found to be 56.8 / 1000 and among Gounders it was 40.08 / 1000. Highest prevalence of 46.05 / 1000 was found in those whose income was between Rs.100/- and 200/- per month. The prevalence of leprosy was inversely correlated with the education. A positive history of contact was forthcoming in 30.1% of the cases. Only 23.6% of the cases were registered for treatment was 6.30%. There was a change in the social life in 2.09% of the cases and the income had decreased in 3.14% of the cases consequent to the disease.


How to cite this article:
Reddy B, Bansal R. A Socio-Epidemiological Study Of Leprosy In A Leprosy Endemic Rural Population (South India).Indian J Community Med 1987;12:24-31


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Reddy B, Bansal R. A Socio-Epidemiological Study Of Leprosy In A Leprosy Endemic Rural Population (South India). Indian J Community Med [serial online] 1987 [cited 2019 Aug 24 ];12:24-31
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