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Type Journal Article - Indian journal of community medicine: official publication of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine
Title Health and socioeconomic status of the elderly people living in Hilly areas of Pakhribas, Kosi Zone, Nepal
Volume 41
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 273-279
URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5112968/

The rising geriatric population is facing significant health and social problems in the developing world that are impacting the quality of their lives.


The study describes the general health status and the socioeconomic characteristics of the elderly people of Pakhribas village development committee (VDC) of Eastern Nepal.

Materials and Methods:

Descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out targeting the people aged 60 years and above in the sample area using a semi-structured questionnaire and convenient sampling to get the required sample size. A total of 189 elderly people who consented were interviewed in May 2010.

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