Indian Journal of Community Medicine


Year
: 1998  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77--80

Study Of Socio- Economic Factors In Relation To Leprosy


Mahjabeen Alam1, M Yunus2, A Kalam3, A Khan4 
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Mahjabeen Alam


Research question: what are the socio-economic factors in relation to leprosy and their implications? Objectives: (i) To study the socio-economic factors in relation to leprosy.(ii) To assess the impact of disease on patients’ job/income. Study design: Cross-sectional. Setting and Participants: Patients attending the dermatology OPD, J.N. Medical college hospital, A.M.U., Aligarh. Sample size: 200 leprosy patients. Study variables: education, occupation, social class, incapacitation, change in job, reduction in income. Statically analysis: Chi-square test Results: 46% of the leprosy patients were illiterate. A large majority of patients (78%) were involved in heavy manual work as farmers and labourers. 68.5% patients belonged to low social classes (IV and V). More males (26.3%) suffered from incapacitation than females (8.5%). 2.5% patients lost their job or were unable to work and 11.5% had to change their jobs due to the disease or disability caused by it. 17.5% patients had a history of reduction in their income after occurrence of leprosy.


How to cite this article:
Alam M, Yunus M, Kalam A, Khan A. Study Of Socio- Economic Factors In Relation To Leprosy.Indian J Community Med 1998;23:77-80


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Alam M, Yunus M, Kalam A, Khan A. Study Of Socio- Economic Factors In Relation To Leprosy. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 1998 [cited 2019 Jun 24 ];23:77-80
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