Morbidity patterns in Kerala
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Morbidity patterns in Kerala levels and determinants by K. Navaneetham

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Published by Centre for Development Studies in [Thiruvananthapuram .
Written in English


  • Mortality -- India -- Kerala

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With reference to Trivandrum, Malappuram, and Cannanore districts of Kerala, India.

Edition Notes

StatementK. Navaneetham, M. Kabir, C. S. Krishnakumar.
SeriesWorking paper series -- 411
ContributionsKabir, M., Krishnakumar, C. S., Centre for Development Studies (Trivandrum, India)
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Pagination50 p. ;
Number of Pages50
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Open LibraryOL23835567M
LC Control Number2009310396

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In Kerala, morbidity rate has been increasing over the years especially for non-communicable diseases. The present study concentrates factors determining morbidity pattern of Kerala. Objectives of the Study 1. To analyze the factors determining the morbidity pattern of Kerala. Hypotheses of the Study 1. Downloadable! This paper examines the levels, patterns, and determinants of morbidity in Kerala. This study is based on a community survey conducted in , in three districts of the state namely Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram and Kannur. The survey covers households having individuals in all age groups. Reported morbidity was captured for a period of . Studies from other countries[10,11,12,13] have reported presence of morbidity in 77%% of the older subjects. An important factor as to why morbidity pattern is high in the present study is the geography of the region. A hilly terrain may be scenic to the eyes, but it is a tough deal for those who dwell here. Introduction. Over the years, the world has experienced a substantial decline in mortality due to infectious diseases and an increase in life expectancy owing to epidemiological transition from infectious diseases to chronic diseases [1,2].Since independence, there has been a steady decline in the spread and burden of infectious diseases in India, as in many developing Cited by: 1.

Longevity and shift in morbidity pattern among states in India Author: Mr. Debasis Barik Abstract: The present paper has explored the possible shift in age-sex structure and morbidity pattern among the population of India and states by File Size: KB. In the present study I have used NSSO 52 nd round data on "Morbidity and Treatment of Ailments0" and 60 th round data on "Morbidity and Health Care".These data provide an opportunity to examine the ailing and hospitalization in India. The NSSO 52 nd survey is based on the enquiry on morbidity and health care conducted during July to June This . The 28th round gave morbidity rates of 71 per for acute ailments and 84 per for chronic ailments for rural Kerala as against 22 and 21 for rural India. The morbidity in Kerala was thus more than three times the all-India figure. It was this finding that sparked off special interest in the study of morbidity in Size: KB. • Still Incidence of morbidity is higher in Kerala than India as a whole. It is about 25 per cent in both rural and urban Kerala but less than 10 per cent for rural and urban all-India. Unlike at all-India level, extent of inequality in morbidity is less than in Kerala in both rural and urban sectors (Figures 1 & 2).

Mary, Joseph and K, Padmaja (), “morbidity Trends in Kerala A note of Concern”, in Me era Bay M (ed.), Kerala Economy slumber to performance, serials publications, New Delhi,pp Matchers C, Stevens G, Mascarenhas M: Global health risks: mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks. , Geneva. to senescence. India is going to be having highest number of Elderly in world by year Morbidity among Elderly is a serious problem for health service utilization in India due to increase in elderly population. Aims & Objectives: To study the socio demographic profile and morbidity pattern among geriatric population of study area. Similar inequities existed in different geographical terrains of the state; the high-land was more disadvantaged in health indices compared to the middle- and low-lands, although the differentials across these geographical regions and terrains have narrowed down significantly Similarly, even though Kerala is renowned for its low levels of. Morbidityand Morbidity Patterns Introduction Morbidity is one of the indicators of the health status of a community. We have identified illness characteristics as one of the possible determinants of the choice of providers of medical services (Chapter 2). Morbidity is caused by the individual's environment and.