Volume : VI, Issue : IX, September - 2016

Prevalence of Hypertension and Diabetes mellitus among geriatric women of rural Maharashtra in India.

Dr. Sunita Patel, Dr. Abhay Mudey, Dr Smrutiranjan Nayak, Dr. Meenakshi Khapre

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The geriatric population is defined as population aged 60 years and above. Ageing is becoming a social problem, particularly in the rural regions. The considerable proportion that is 48.2% of elderly population are women, who are most vulnerable but never been focused or carefully studied. Study was performed specially in rural geriatric women, focusing on their socio–economic and health status. Objectives: To assess the hypertensive and diabetes morbidity pattern in geriatric women and its correlation with socio–demographic condition of participant. Methodology: A community based cross sectional study. Results: A major fraction of the population was in the age group of 60–69 years old, while a small fraction (7.69%) were 80 years old or older. 30.38% elderly women had hypertension. 10.50% of elderly were found to have diabetes. among diabetic (19), 31.58% were affected by hypertension and 36.85% comes under pre–hypertension stage but there was no significant association observed.

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Dr. Sunita Patel, Dr. Abhay Mudey, Dr Smrutiranjan Nayak, Dr. Meenakshi Khapre Prevalence of Hypertension and Diabetes mellitus among geriatric women of rural Maharashtra in India. Indian Journal of Applied Research,Volume : 6 | Issue : 9 | September 2016


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