Socio-economic impact of parental tuberculosis on children

Geetharamani, S and Muniyandi, M and Rajeswari, R and Balasubramanian, R and Theresa, X and Venkatesan, P (2001) Socio-economic impact of parental tuberculosis on children. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 48 (2). pp. 91-96. ISSN 0019-5705

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The impact of parental pulmonary tuberculosis on children was studied from a larger study of socioeconomic effects of the disease. The effect in children was studied in respect of 1) social, economic and demogaphic characteristics of the parents (who were patients), 2) the child care functions of mothers who were patients and 3) effect on children's education. In all. 276 children of 167 tuberculous parents were studied The socio-eeonomic and demographic characteristics were generally the same as are cornmonly seen. The child caring on the part of mothers fell from 64% to 35% for rural females and from 74% to 33% for urban females; 11% of children (8% rural, 13% urban) dropped out of school, significantly higher in famlies with 5 or more members and children living with both parents compared to single parent; 34% of study parents could not buy school books or adequate food because of loss of income and 20% of the children were obliged to take up jobs in order to supplement income.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parental tuberculosis, Socioeconomic impact, Tuberculosis in mothers, Tuberculosis affecting child care, education
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Socio Behavioral
Divisions: Social and Behavioural Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2013 11:14
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 07:04

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