||The railway and the social aspects of tuberculosis.
||National Conference on Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases,
26th, Bangalore, India, 3-5 Jan 1971 p. 312-316.
The aim of the sample survey conducted in January-February
1968 in the railway colonies of West Bengal was to determine the
"Sociological Tuberculogenic Factors" that were responsible
for the development and spread of TB in the population. The sample
studied was found to be representative of the general population.
The trend and behaviour of disease was dependent on the relevant
standard of living (separate colonies were built for officers, upper
subordinates and other categories with wide difference in social
conditions), working conditions, habits and social evils such as
alcohol consumption and "ganja" (illicit drug) smoking.
The incidence of disease was more rampant amongst the low-paid categories
and was inversely related to the group's income. Based on the findings,
some suggestions were made to check the progress and spread of TB.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL ASPECTS; SOCIO-ECONOMICS; SOCIAL CONDITION;