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   1987| October-December  | Volume 12 | Issue 4  
    Online since July 21, 2009

 
 
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An Epidemiological Study Of Scabies In A Rural Community Of Kashmir
Abdul Wahid Banday, G.N Shah, Imtiyaz Ali, Vijay Ganjoo, Abdul Majid Ganai, G.M Mattoo
October-December 1987, 12(4):200-208
A randomly selected sample of 7445 persons from North- West rural area of Kashmir were studied and 322 confirmed cases of scabies have been found giving the prevalence rate of 4.33 percent with male preponderance (5.24 percent) and a sex ratio of 1.3: 1. Scabies has been found more prevalent significantly up to 15 years of age (7.42 percent), among joint families (4.71 percent _, in overcrowded environment (5.06 percent) and lower socio- economic group (6.10 percent). Seasonal impact on the disease ‘Scabies’ revealed that the disease is more prevalent in summer (6.79 percent) followed by Autumn (6.53 per cent ). Moreover, the disease is more prevalent among the persons with unsatisfactory personal hygiene (6.03 percent). The commonest type of scabies was simple scabies in either of the sex.
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A Prevalence Study Of Pediculus Humanus Capitis Infestation Among Children In A Slum Area Of Pune.
T.S Satyamoorthy, N.L Sachdeva, S.C Kabra, S.S Ganguly
October-December 1987, 12(4):209-217
A cross – sectional study among 512 children in age group 0-15 years was carried out in an urban slum of Pune during Aug.84 to Feb. 85. The prevalence rate of Pediculus humanus capitis among the study population was found to be 35.15 percent. The prevalence was found to increase with age. Girls were affected more than boys. Living in nuclear families, schooling and possession of long hair were found to have significant association with the prevalence of Pediculus humanus capitis. The quality of personal hygiene per se did not alter the prevalence of head louse infestation.
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Pattern Of Scoliosis In Indian Population
P.D Reddy, P.K Dave, P.P Kotwal
October-December 1987, 12(4):189-194
This paper analyses the scoliotic curves in 100 Indian patients who attended Scoliosis Clinic at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, between January 1982 and December 1983. We found that Idiopathic scoliosis was the commonest and both sexes were equally affected. Majority of the curves were to the right side. The incidence of Infantile Idiopathic scoliosis was very insignificant. Congenital scoliosis was second commonest Incidence of paralytic scoliosis was much less in spite of poliomyelitis being common in India. We have presented a detailed analysis of various curved and also the role of muscle imbalance in the production and progression of scoliosis.
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The Importance Of Non- Communicable Diseases In The Developing Countries
Vijay Chandra
October-December 1987, 12(4):178-180
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Immunization : Whose Responsibility?
Bir Singh, J Lobo, C.S Pandav, S.K Kapoor
October-December 1987, 12(4):195-199
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Preventive & Social Medicine At Crossroads
U Ko Ko
October-December 1987, 12(4):181-188
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