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   2007| July-September  | Volume 32 | Issue 3  
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Current status of national rural health mission
Suneela Garg, Anita Nath
July-September 2007, 32(3):171-172
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Maternal health-care utilization among women in an urban slum in Delhi
Paras Agarwal, MM Singh, Suneela Garg
July-September 2007, 32(3):203-205
  11,673 1,368 6
Prevalence of psychosocial problems among school going male adolescents
Anees Ahmad, Najam Khalique, Zulfia Khan, Ali Amir
July-September 2007, 32(3):219-221
  10,213 827 2
Chandigarh: The first smoke-free city in India
JS Thakur
July-September 2007, 32(3):169-170
  6,570 594 2
Beliefs and attitudes towards mental health among medical professionals in Delhi
Kishore Jugal, Radhika Mukherjee, Mamta Parashar, RC Jiloha, GK Ingle
July-September 2007, 32(3):198-200
  6,279 498 3
Socio-economic factors and delivery practices in an urban slum of district Nainital, Uttaranchal
Sanjay Pandey, Ravi Shankar, CMS Rawat, VM Gupta
July-September 2007, 32(3):210-211
  5,779 621 1
Health awareness of high school students
Sonu Goel, Amarjeet Singh
July-September 2007, 32(3):192-194
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A study of awareness on HIV/AIDS among higher secondary school students in Central Kolkata
Arindam Chakrovarty, Saswati Nandy, Rabindranath Roy, Bhaswati Sengupta, Sukanta Chatterjee, Ramendra Narayan Chaudhuri
July-September 2007, 32(3):228-229
  4,937 671 1
A high prevalence of caesarean section rate in East Delhi
SK Bhasin, OP Rajoura, AK Sharma, Mukta Metha, Naveen Gupta, Shishir Kumar, ID Joshi
July-September 2007, 32(3):222-224
  4,548 366 3
Gender issues: Why I was not born as a son?
Arun K Aggarwal, Neeru Gupta
July-September 2007, 32(3):173-174
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Career aspirations and apprehensions regarding medical education among first year medical students in Delhi
Panna Lal, Chetna Malhotra, Anita Nath, Rahul Malhotra, GK Ingle
July-September 2007, 32(3):217-218
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Vulnerability assessment in slums of union territory, Chandigarh
BT Rao, JS Thakur
July-September 2007, 32(3):189-191
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Over reporting of RCH services coverage and operational problems in health management information system at the sub-center level
R Verma, S Prinja
July-September 2007, 32(3):185-188
Objective: To evaluate the coverage of MCH services as against reported coverage and assess the extent of usage of health information system. Study Design : Community-based cross-sectional study. Setting: Twenty sub-centers of block Lakhanmajra, district Rohtak. Participants: Four hundred mothers having children between 1-2 years age. Statistical Analysis : Simple proportions percentages. Results: The study revealed marked variation in reported and evaluated coverage of various service indicators for MCH care. TT coverage and tubectomies performed were the only notable exceptions that where reported and evaluated coverage matched largely. Distressingly, only 10% of health workers used the eligible couple and child information register for prioritizing clients and preparing the sub-center action plans. The workers did not sufficiently use the information generated through registers, records, and reports maintained at sub-centers.
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The textbook of Community Medicine (PSM) first addition
SK Pradhan
July-September 2007, 32(3):237-237
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Characteristics of primigravid women seeking abortion services at a referral center, Manipur
Ibetombi T Devi, BS Akoijam, N Nabakishore, N Jitendra, Th Nonibala
July-September 2007, 32(3):175-177
Objective: To explore the characteristics of primigravid women seeking abortion services and find out the reasons for undergoing abortion. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study based on data collected in 5 years was carried out. All primigravid women who came to avail of the abortion services were included and their characteristics were recorded. Reasons for undergoing abortion in their first pregnancy were ascertained. The information was gathered by personal interview conducted by a trained person. Results: There were 11,141 MTP cases in the 5 years, with 740 (6.6%) women coming for abortion in their first pregnancy. There was a decrease in these cases during the years under study. Most of the women belonged to the 15-24 years age group. The majority of the women were from rural areas. Abortion services were less sought by women who were educated up to graduation or above. The majority of the women were unmarried. A little more than half of the women sought abortion services with 12 weeks of gestation or more. Parents referred these women for abortion services more than their partners. Sociocultural factor was the commonest reason for undergoing abortion among these women. Conclusion: Pregnancy in unwed girls was the main reason for seeking abortion services. They lack adequate knowledge of contraceptive methods. There is a need for encouraging adolescent health services including sex education.
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A study of hepatitis E outbreak in rural area of Western Maharashtra
YK Gurav, SV Kakade, RV Kakade, YR Kadam, PM Durgawale
July-September 2007, 32(3):182-184
Aim: To study the profile of infective hepatitis cases in the study village. Objective: 1. To study the time, place, and person distribution of hepatitis cases in the study village. 2. To find the source of infection in the study village. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Rethare Khurd village (15 km south of Karad, on bank of River Krishna), over a period of September 4, 2004 to December 5, 2004. Participants: All residents of Rethare Khurd village. Statistical Analysis: Proportions, attack rate, Chi-square test were performed. Results: Total 3749 individuals were surveyed and examined, of which 1920 (51.21%) were males and 1829 (48.78%) were females. Total 8 males and 17 females suffered from infective hepatitis. Blood samples collected from 10 patients for liver function test and serological investigation confirmed a hepatitis E outbreak. Maximum numbers of cases were in the age group of 15-30 years. The overall attack rate was 0.66%. The difference in attack rate of hepatitis of both the sexes was not statistically significant ( P >0.05).Only one ANC had infective hepatitis. Majority of the villagers (61.12%) defecated in the open near the intake well on the bank of River Krishna. Conclusion: This outbreak illustrates the role of the local Government in prevention and control of water borne epidemic and to strengthen the surveillance for water borne diseases in the rural area.
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A study of opportunistic infection in HIV-seropositive patients
SA Mulla, Manish G Patel, Geeta Vaghela, Nazima Motala, Vikas Desai, Ratan K Shrivastava
July-September 2007, 32(3):208-209
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The disappearing girl child: Possible role of sterilizations as a method of family planning
Sanjiv Kumar Bhasin, NK Saini, VK Trikha, ID Joshi
July-September 2007, 32(3):212-214
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Influence of psychosocial workplace factors on occurrence of musculoskeletal discomfort in computer operators
Dinesh Bhanderi, SK Choudhary, Lata Parmar, Vikas Doshi
July-September 2007, 32(3):225-226
  2,672 303 1
Infant-feeding practices among Kol tribal community of Madhya Pradesh
BK Tiwari, VG Rao, DK Mishra, CSS Thakur
July-September 2007, 32(3):228-228
  2,613 318 1
Rapid assessment of infant-feeding practices in Agra district
Manish Chaturvedi, Deoki Nandan, SC Gupta
July-September 2007, 32(3):227-227
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New technologies, new hazards: Need for evidence base: A report on the health status and safety measures in a biotechnology factory in Bangalore
VP Sudhashree, K Lalitha, VHH Surendra, K Rohith
July-September 2007, 32(3):178-181
Background: In highly competitive economies, the fast-paced development of new and improved products and services inevitably spurs the development of new technologies, of which one-fifth growth has been in the biotechnology sector. Advances in technologies provide opportunities to minimize the drudgery of work and to eliminate old hazards, but they may create new currently unrecognized risks to workers. Objectives: To assess the morbidity pattern among workers in the biotechnology industry and also to find out the health and safety measures provided to the workers. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a biotechnology industry in Bangalore, which covered 779 employees who underwent health examination and blood and urine investigations; of the 779 employees, 600 were permanent employees and 179 were contract employees. Results and Discussion: The common morbidity among the workers included refractory errors; allergic contact dermatitis; hypertension; abnormal pulmonary function tests (61, 10.2%), of which 23 (37.7%) were from the production department; high eosinophil count (110, 14.1%). Majority, i.e., 46 (41.8%) worked in the production department. The safety measures provided to the workers are adequate, but there is a need to insist on regular use of personal protective devices by newly employed and contract laborers.
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Community-based medical education: The Nepal experience
AK Sharma, BK Yadav, GC Pramod, IS Paudel, ML Chapagain, S Koirala
July-September 2007, 32(3):195-197
  2,284 246 1
Gender inequalities while rearing of children under 5 years in a rural area of West Bengal
I Pal, RN Chaudhuri
July-September 2007, 32(3):215-216
  2,142 355 1
Prevention and control of uterine cervical cancer: Current strategies
Smita Asthana, L Satyanarayana
July-September 2007, 32(3):233-234
  2,076 320 1
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy: Challenges and possible solutions in Indian context
Suneela Garg, Ravneet Kaur
July-September 2007, 32(3):234-235
  2,057 330 1
Fetal risk associated with rubella mass vaccination
F Behnaz, M Mohammadzadeh, M Sadre Bafghi
July-September 2007, 32(3):206-207
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Trend of HIV infection in police personnel attending VCTC of a tertiary care hospital
Neeraj Jindal, Usha Arora
July-September 2007, 32(3):201-202
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Participatory training program on prevention of HIV/AIDS, with agent exposure, among Anganwadi workers for training young village women
Christopher Sudhaker, Anice George Jain
July-September 2007, 32(3):230-231
  1,845 248 1
Concerted health efforts prevent and contain diseases after floods disaster in Varachha zone of Surat
RK Bansal, VS Tripathi, VK Desai, A Singh
July-September 2007, 32(3):232-233
  1,780 182 -
Reasons for choosing a government hospital for treatment
JU Yadav
July-September 2007, 32(3):235-236
  1,661 202 -
A study on drug use in a rural community of West Bengal
Aditya Prasad Sarkar, Aparajita Dasgupta
July-September 2007, 32(3):231-231
  1,465 226 -
Court directs state of Rajasthan to clean up Jaipur City and improve environment
RK Bansal
July-September 2007, 32(3):236-237
  1,494 135 -
News and events
KR Thankappan
July-September 2007, 32(3):238-238
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