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Abstract

A SOCIO EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF TUBERCULOSIS IN RURAL AREA

Krishnaveni K *, Athira Jith, Sambath Kumar R, Kannan S 

ABSTRACT

A house to house survey covering 2464 subjects were undertaken in one of the slum and villages (Kallankattuvalasu, Padaiveedu, Thattankuttai village) of Namakkal district. During this cross-sectional study, 82 tubercular cases were found in the adult rural population. Out of 2464 persons, 1321(54%) were male and 1143(46%) were female, sex overcrowding were found to be important social factor, significantly related to the higher prevalence of disease. The other social variables like occupation, literacy, socio economic status and family size were found to be significantly related to the prevalence of tuberculosis within this study.

Keywords: tuberculosis, smoking, social variables, prevalence.


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