Author(s): Rahul Prakash, SK Choudhary, Uday Shankar Singh
Research question: What is the morbidity pattern among geriatric population in urban Udaipur?
Objectives: To assess the morbidity pattern among elderly population. To assess the smoking pattern among them. To know the psycho-social problems of elderly.
Study design: Cross-sectional.
Setting: An urban area of Udaipur - a field practice area of deptt. of Community Medicine.
Study subject: 300 elderly peoples having 60+ age including 190 males and 110 females.
Statistical analysis: Proportions, chi square test.
Result: Out of total 300 elderly (60+) 29.3% belonged to socio-economic class V, 24.6% and 14.6% were grouped in class II and I respectively.48% had hypertension. Chronic Bronchitis was seen only in males (6.3%) and bronchial asthma was found in 11.5% and 18.2% males andfemales respectively. Musculoskeletal problem was present in 11.6% and 20% males and females respectively. Nervous system disorders were found in 8.6%. 34.7% males and 60% females had cataract. Feeling of loneliness was seen in 21.05% males and 27.3% females, followed byfeeling of neglect.