Indian Journal of Community Medicine


Year
: 1998  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 169--171

Xerophthalmia In urban Slum Children Of Delhi


Avdhesh Kumar1, Malti Mehra2, S.K Badhan3, Saudan Singh4 
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Avdhesh Kumar


Research question: What is the prevalence of xerophthalmia in urban slum children of Delhi? Objectives: 1. To determine the prevalence of xerophthalmia 2. To describe the prevalence by age, sex and parents literacy status. Study design: Cross- sectional study. Setting: Gokulpuri resettlement colony, Delhi. Participants: Under 15 children. Study Variables: Age, sex and parents’ literacy status. Outcome variable: Bitot’s spot. Statistical analysis: Chi square test. Results: Overall prevalence of xerophthalmia was 1.2%. Higher prevalence was observed among children aged 10 years and above (1.7%) in comparison to under 5 children (0.6%). Conclusion: School going children also need to be subjected to oral vitamin A supplementation.


How to cite this article:
Kumar A, Mehra M, Badhan S, Singh S. Xerophthalmia In urban Slum Children Of Delhi.Indian J Community Med 1998;23:169-171


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Kumar A, Mehra M, Badhan S, Singh S. Xerophthalmia In urban Slum Children Of Delhi. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 1998 [cited 2020 Sep 19 ];23:169-171
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