||Tewari RN, Jain PC & Prasad BG
||A medico-social study of pulmonary tuberculosis in
Mati village, Lucknow.
||INDIAN J MED RES 1969, 57, 2283-2288.
A modified medico-social survey of Mati village
in the area of the Rural Health Training Centre, Sarojini Nagar,
Lucknow was carried out during January to October 1967. A total
population of 2,544 persons living in 419 families was investigated.
One hundred and eighty-six (7.31 %) persons were found to be symptomatics,
70 (37.6 % of symptomatics) X-ray suspects and 21 (30.0% of X-ray
suspects) bacillary cases. The most frequent symptom was cough followed
by pain in chest, dyspnoea, fever and haemoptysis. Duration of symptoms
was more than one month. The prevalence of X-ray suspects among
symptomatics increased with advancing age. Social classes III (lower
middle), IV (poor) and V (very poor) suffered increasingly more
from the disease. Tendency amongst the patients was to attend the
nearest health facility for relief of symptoms. Default was common
due to ignorance and lack of proper supervision of patients.
|KEYWORDS: DEFAULT; SOCIAL SURVEY; INDIA.