MORBIDITY PATTERN OF GERIATRIC POPULATION AMONG TEA GARDEN COMMUNITY OF DIBRUGARH DISTRICT, ASSAM

Anand Sharma, Biplob Bhuyan

Abstract


Aging is a complex and inevitable process that begins prior to birth and continues throughout the life. As the age increases the burden of their health morbidity is on a rise. This paper attempts to assess the morbidity pattern and study the health-seeking behavior of geriatric population among tea garden community of Dibrugarh district, Assam. A cross-sectional, community based study was conducted among tea garden community of Dibrugarh district, Assam. A total of 130 geriatric people aged 60 years and above were selected from Maijan Tea Estate of Dibrugarh district, Assam by using simple random sampling. Data analysis was done by using Excel, IBM SPSS 20.


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