|| Tada CS
||Socio-economic factors influencing tuberculosis; A
status report of findings at Sagalee, during mass sputum sample survey
with effect from 12-3-84 to 31-3-84.
||SOUVENIR OF TB ASSOCN OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH 1994 p.
A survey of the socio-economic status of nine villages
in Sagalee Circle, Arunachal Pradesh, was carried out from 12-31
March, 1984, during a Mass Sputum Sample Survey, in order to determine
the relationship between socio-economic status and TB. A total population
of 1004 from 84 households was covered. The family structure in
the ethnic group studied was that of a joint family and the custom
of polygamy was practiced. Many areas surveyed were difficult to
reach. The survey results revealed that the people were generally
exposed to different types of common infections and diseases, preventable
if the socio-economic status had been higher. However, the incidence
of TB was less than the national level of 4%. Several recommendations
are offered to assist future health planning and health promotion
in the state.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIO-ECONOMICS; INDIA.