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BACKGROUND Violence against women is now widely recognised as an important public health problem, owing to its health consequences. Violence against women among many Indian communities on a regularly basis goes unreported. The objective of this study is to report the prevalence and other related issues of various forms of domestic violence against women(More)
This paper is based on 1 year round case control study to investigate the economic burden, in terms of treatment costs and loss of work to people affected with chronic lymphatic filariasis in rural communities of Orissa, Eastern India. Around three-fourths of the chronic patients have sought treatment for their condition and spent, on average an amount of(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the factors associated with victimization and perpetration of domestic violence in Eastern India. STUDY DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional study. METHODS Married women (n=1718) and men (n=1715) from three Eastern Indian states were included in this study. Univariate and multiple logistic regression models were used to identify(More)
Sickle cell disease is observed to occur in significantly high frequencies amongst the tribes of India. It has surged to the fore as an important public health problem among tribal groups, which needs serious attention. This paper presents the distribution of this abnormal genetic problem among scheduled tribes of India, in general and among those of Andhra(More)
In a study undertaken among rural and urban communities in a district of Orissa, India, the personal-protection measures used against mosquitoes, and the household costs of these measures, were investigated. Most people living in the study communities perceived mosquitoes as a problem, both as a biting nuisance and as vectors of human disease. Almost all(More)
This paper appraises the public health burden of mortality in India caused by the practice of dowry and examines the association of some demographic and socio-economic factors with dowry deaths and dowry-related suicides. The paper is based on the data available on the public domains of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), third National Family Health(More)
This paper records an attempt to assess the prophylactic value of immune gamma-globulin, prepared from the serum of recently vaccinated adults, in the protection of close contacts of smallpox in Madras. The results serve to confirm findings of a previous study made in Madras in 1953, and show that the incidence of smallpox in close contacts given immune(More)
The present study aimed to identify the factors responsible for compliance and non-compliance of mass drug administration (MDA) under the programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) from Orissa, India. It was based on both quantitative (through household MDA coverage survey) and qualitative data (through semi-structured interviews with heads of(More)
India's mass drug administration (MDA) programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (PELF) covers all 250 endemic districts, but compliance with treatment is not adequate for the programme to succeed in eradicating this neglected tropical disease. The objective of our study was to systematically review published studies on the coverage of and compliance with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of hydrocele and lymphoedema on the quantity and quality of productive work of weavers. METHOD Case-control study in an endemic village in Andhra Pradesh, India. We collected qualitative data on work activities from cases and age- and sex-matched controls through informal discussions and observation. RESULTS The mean(More)