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Community awareness study of pulmonary tuberculosis

Ganapathy, Sudha (1988) Community awareness study of pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 33 (2). p. 93. ISSN 0019-5705

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In a rural population of about 11,000 in North Arcot District of Tamil Nadu, above the age of 15 years, 1015 (about 9%) were symptomatics. 61% were illiterates. 88%, including 83% of the illiterates, had heard of tuberculosis. Person-to-person communication was the main source of their information. 52% of the symptomatics mentioned that x-ray and/or sputum was the method of diagnosis. Even among the illiterates, 33% were aware of the diag-nostic value of sputum examination. 75% including 72% of the illiterates had taken some action to get medical advice.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Socio Behavioral
Divisions: Social and Behavioural Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2013 05:27
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2016 05:52

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