Mary Grace Tungdim

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The present study was conducted to study ageing process in a high altitude population and a population residing in plains with a special emphasis on gender differences in physical and physiological traits. An endogamous population of the Rajput caste group staying in the Sirmaur District (altitude = 2438.4 m a.s.l. - 3048 m a.s.l.) of Himachal Pradesh was(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship of ethnicity with overweight/obesity, variation in adiposity levels, regional distribution of fat and its impact on cardio-respiratory health among selected ethnic groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out among 300 young adults of three ethnic groups from different geographical regions of(More)
A cross sectional study was conducted among the scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) women of Rajasthan to understand the reproductive health profile. A total of 600 subjects were collected. The age at marriage, age at gauna (second marriage) and age at 1 st conception was found to be relatively higher among SC women as compared to ST women. It was(More)
The data for the present study was collected cross-sectionally among a total sample of 247 adult tribal males between the age 20-40 years inhabiting Manipur, Northeast India. The subjects comprised of TB patients and healthy non-patients taken as control group (CG). The TB patients were categorized into three groups viz.: Before starting treatment (BST),(More)
The cross-sectional sample included 167 adult males and 153 adult females in the age group (20-40) yrs who were diagnosed and confirmed cases of tuberculosis. The data was collected from August 2000 to July 2001 from different TB centers in Manipur, Northeast India. The socio-economic and cultural factors were assessed from the living conditions, literacy(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of pulmonary tuberculosis on the body fat distribution pattern and the sensitivity of different skinfold sites with disease and treatment among the adult tribals of Manipur, Northeast India. A total of four anthropometric measurements and skinfold thickness at five different sites were taken for the(More)
A prospective case-control study was done on adult TB cases between the age 20-40 years diagnosed and registered in the different TB centers in Manipur, Northeast India. Cases were defined as subjects who were diagnosed as suffering from TB and taking regular medicines. Controls were apparently healthy subjects who had never suffered from tuberculosis as(More)
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