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Does Poverty Influence Non-Communicable Diseases among Elderly Women in Slums in Mumbai?

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This paper examines non-communicable diseases related to elderly women and the utilization of health services available to them in this area. This study uses primary data, collected using cluster sampling of sample size 326 elderly of which 277 were elderly women suffering with Hypertension, Diabetes, Alcohol Abuse, Mental Illness, T.B., Tobacco Use Senile Cataract, Hearing loss, Musculoskeletal Disorder, Respiratory disorder from Rafi Nagar slum area in Mumbai. The findings using Chi-Square test reveals that there is a strong association between the age groups of the aged women and the Hypertension, Asthma, Sick (last 2-weeks), Emptiness, Feeling Guilty respectively. Even with education level groups of elderly women, it showed strong association between Asthma, Ignored Injury, T.B., Skin lesion, Joint pain, Tobacco Use, Musculoskeletal Disorder, Gastrointestinal system, Emptiness, Loss of Interest, Hard time to remember respectively. Besides there was evidence of unimaginable low level of treatment seeking behavior which goes without adequate care taken amongst the poorest stratum of these aged women. The need for care services is suggested at younger age particularly for low-income category in such areas.

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Non-Communicable diseases, Aging, Treatment, Urban, Slum

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"Does Poverty Influence Non-Communicable Diseases among Elderly Women in Slums in Mumbai?", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 7, page no.744-756, July-2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1807832.pdf

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"Does Poverty Influence Non-Communicable Diseases among Elderly Women in Slums in Mumbai?", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 7, page no. pp744-756, July-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1807832.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1807832
Registration ID: 185793
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 7 | Year July-2018
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Page No: 744-756
Country: Thane(West), Maharashtra, India .
Area: Other
ISSN Number: 2349-5162
Publisher: IJ Publication


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