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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
Author(s)
Volume 41
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 273-279
URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5112968/
Abstract
Background:

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

Objective:

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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