Indian Journal of Community Medicine


Year
: 1995  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 24--27

Social Problems Of Aged In A Rural Population


Charan Singh1, J.S Mathur2, V.N Mishra3, J.V Singh4, R.B Singh5, B.S Garg6, Ashok Kumar7 
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Correspondence Address:
Charan Singh


Research Question: What are the social problems of aged persons in a rural population? Objectives: i) To study social problems of aged. ii) To identify measures to eliminate them. Study design: Cross- sectional. Setting: Rural areas of Machhra Rural Health & Training Centre attached with Deptt. of SPM, Medical College, Meerut. Participants: Population above 60 years of age. Sample Size: 1000 households from 5 villages, which had 464 participants. Study Variables: Chi- square test. Results: In all, 259 (55.8%) aged persons were engaged in productive work while 205 (44.2%) were not doing any productive work. Of 376 aged persons living in joint families, 207 (55%) were being respected, 71(18.9%) were indifferently treated and 98 (26.1%) were being neglected by family members. Recommendations: It is a strong case for proper planning to improve the lot of old age population especially for their social problems at the earliest.


How to cite this article:
Singh C, Mathur J, Mishra V, Singh J, Singh R, Garg B, Kumar A. Social Problems Of Aged In A Rural Population.Indian J Community Med 1995;20:24-27


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Singh C, Mathur J, Mishra V, Singh J, Singh R, Garg B, Kumar A. Social Problems Of Aged In A Rural Population. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 1995 [cited 2019 Jun 27 ];20:24-27
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