Abstract

The Assessment of Socio-Economic inequalities in Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients undergoing DOTS Therapy in Chitradurga Region

India is highest tuberculosis (TB) burden country globally, accounting for more than one-fifth of the global incidence. The impact of TB on individuals is often all encompassing, affecting not only physical health, but also social, economic, and psychological well-being. The aim of our study was to assess the socio-economic inequalities of the patients having Extra-pulmonary Tuberculosis (EPTB) in Chitradurga region. The ambispective analysis was carried out, by collecting the data of one year. Later they were contacted for getting them enrolled for the study. Among 179 patients, 149 patients agreed to get enrolled in the study. Among them, male patients were 79 (53.0%) with mean age of 34.91, Female patients were 70 (47.0%), with mean age of 35.7. It was notified that 68 (45.63%) patients have completed their school education. Also 59.0% patients are having their family monthly income of Rs.5001-Rs.10000, 80 patients are from rural age and 114 patients belong to family of 04-07 members under a single roof. Thus our study concluded that EPTB was found more in the average age people; also majorly in the rural area people. Hence their education, occupation, their surroundings etc. plays a major role in the illness behavior who are undergoing the treatment.


Author(s): SHASHANK S HOSUR, ABUBAKER SIDDIQ, MOULYA M V, NATARAJ G R, BHARATHI D R

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