Socio-Economic and Health Problems of Age Old: A Cross-Sectional Study in Chikodi TalukJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2014-03-15
Authors : Shanta Y. Bangari Anjanadevi N. Tamaragundi;
Page : 31-34
Keywords : Socio-economic; Health; Age old; social contacts; Insecurity; Attitudes;
The present study is an attempt to examine how elderly people facing social economic and health problems in their day today life. The main objectives of the study are to examine living conditions, socio-economic status, social contacts and health conditions of age old persons. This Study conducted in rural area of Chikkodi taluk of Belgaum district in Karnataka state. Sample respondents were selected by simple random sampling technique and a structural interview scheduled was prepared for collection of data. The study reveals that Majority of the respondents belonged to nuclear families. High percent illiteracy among the other literate categories reveals the lesser importance given to education for women by the society. Maximum respondents were suffering with disease of Hypertensions and Anemia. Age old persons are not satisfied with their earnings. They have felt of insecurity. Illness of spouse and poverty is the main cause of insecurity feelings of age old.
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