International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part C (2019)

A study on morbidity pattern among geriatric population in urban field practice area of medical college, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Author(s): Chandan Mal Fatehpuria, Ankit Bhagora, Yogprakash Bairwa, GL Bunkar and Pratap Bhan Kaushik
Abstract: Background: Geriatrics is the science that deals with the study of diseases and their treatment peculiar to the old age. Elderly population has special health problems that are basically different from those of adult or young.
Materials and Method: It was a hospital based cross-sectional study, conducted in Urban field practice area of Udaipur, Rajasthan. The geriatric patients aged 60 years or more were included in this study.
Results: A total of 900 geriatric patients registered. Majority of the elderly (59.4%) were in age group of 60-70 years. Morbidity profile among our study, elderly had maximum problem of Musculoskeletal (48%), followed by hypertension (36.3%), diabetes (33.9%) and gatro-intestinal problems (30.6%). Lowest morbidity was dental problems (9.3%) in our study. Mostly all types of morbidity were found more in female with comparison to male except genito-urinary problems.
Conclusion: The proportion of elderly is becoming higher and usually associated with increasing medical and social problems. So awareness among the elderly population should be created to prevent and early detection of the chronic diseases along with social support.
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How to cite this article:
Chandan Mal Fatehpuria, Ankit Bhagora, Yogprakash Bairwa, GL Bunkar and Pratap Bhan Kaushik. A study on morbidity pattern among geriatric population in urban field practice area of medical college, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. 2019; 2(3): 150-153. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i3c.94
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine