Chronic bronchitis in Delhi as revealed by mass survey

Sikand, B.K.; Pamra, S.P. and Mathur, G.P. (1966) Chronic bronchitis in Delhi as revealed by mass survey. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 13 (3). pp. 94-101.

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Abstract

Material from an X-ray survey in a population of about 30,000 and symptomatic survey in a representative sample of 2,839 persons, 15 years or more in age, has been utilized to estimate the prevalence of ‘chronic bronchitis’. The prevalence as judged from the presence of symptoms only, appears to be between 3.9% and 5.6% in this population but only about half of these symptomatics had, in addition, radiological features associated with ‘chronic bronchitis’. The pattern regarding age and sex distribution in these two sub-groups is different. Long term surveillance of a large population is necessary to assess the significance of these differences, remove the shortcomings of the current definition and study the natural history of the disease in our country. The study corroborates association of ‘chronic bronchitis’ in males with smoking A study of the fuel used in the household has shown highly significant co-relation between ‘chronic bronchitis’ in females and use of cowdung cakes, wood and sawdust as fuel.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chronic Bronchitis, Mass Survey, Delhi, New Delhi Tuberculosis Centre, Smoking, Prevalance, X-Ray Changes, Household Fuels, Males
Subjects:Population Characteristics > Population
Genetic Phenomena > Sex Ratio
Chemical Actions and Uses > Toxic Actions > Environmental Pollutants
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Health Surveys
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Bronchial Diseases > Bronchitis
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Prevalence
Persons > Age Groups > Adult
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Bronchitis
ID Code:1065
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:13 October 2005

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