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International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review-e-iSSN - 2347 - 3215

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Abstract                 Volume:5  Issue-9  Year-2017          Original Research Articles

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Morbidity Profile of Geriatric Population in Junnar Taluka of Pune District of Maharashtra, India
Neha Ande1* and Rahul Bogam2
1Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2Ministry of Higher Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding author

Ageing presents both challenges and opportunities. It is reported that approximately 50% of geriatric population in India is suffering from chronic diseases. It poses huge responsibility on health care services mainly in developing countries like India. The present study was conducted to determine various morbidity patterns among elderly population in Junnar Taluka of Pune District. A Cross- Sectional study was conducted at one of the randomly selected villages of Junnar Taluka of Pune District, Maharashtra. On occasion of ‘General Health Camp’ conducted at same village, 86 patients above 60 years of age who attended health camp were included as study participants. The sociodemographic as well as clinical information was collected by using pre-validated structured proforma and the data was analysed. The study reported various morbidity patterns of diseases among study participants. There were maximum ‘Locomotor’ problems (71.42%) followed by ‘Auditory’ problems (61.90%). It reiterates the need for screening of elderly population for different diseases for which they are prone.

Keywords: Geriatric, Morbidity, Old, Pune
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Neha Ande and Rahul Bogam. 2017. Morbidity Profile of Geriatric Population in Junnar Taluka of Pune District of Maharashtra, India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(9): 66-68
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.509.010