Reviewing disease burden among rural Indian women

Agnihotram, Ramanakumar V. (2004) Reviewing disease burden among rural Indian women. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 3 (2). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

The disease burden of rural Indian women is reviewed by utilizing the data from the 'Survey of Causes of Death (rural)' annual reports of Registrar General of India supplemented with National family health survey (NFHS-II). The review indicates that bronchitis and asthma are the leading causes while prematurity and heart attacks are second and third respectively. Most of the maternal deaths are concentrated in the age group 20-24 and bleeding is the main cause of maternal death. Tuberculosis of the lungs, malaria and burns are also important causes of death in the early reproductive ages. Rate of suicide, burn, and anaemia diminishes with age. Though nationwide health plans have succeeded in reducing the fatality of women's diseases to a entrain extent, there is however, a great need for improved and effective area-specific health programs to achieve the desired goals.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Disease burden, Women, Reproductive Age, Maternal Mortality, India
Subjects:Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Delivery of Health Care
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Mortality
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Death
Persons > Women
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Mortality
ID Code:1312
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:30 January 2006

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