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The menopause is physiological changes in women that give rise to adaptive changes at both systemic and oral level. As we all begin to reach an older age, dental health and hygiene becomes a major concern. The dentist is often the first person to appreciate numerous changes that are experienced throughout the body during menopause. The teeth and gums are(More)
Community health programs should be determined by 1) the usable knowledge of the factors that influence health and disease such as age, sex, and occupation, 2) the nature of the major causes of illness and disability, and 3) the communities' expectations and willingness to assume responsibility for the health needs of its members. Primary health centers,(More)
Data from at least 10 surveys of thousands of households over the period 1960-86 indicate a decline in crude birth rate (CBR) between 1959-85 from 43.1 to 25.6 in the Athoor community development block. The adjacent community development block of Batlagundu, with a higher literacy rate and level of socioeconomic development, was used as control while(More)
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This 6-month survey conducted in the Gandhigram area, which has fairly satisfactory medical facilities, was made to collect baseline data on morbidity patterns, sociodemographic characteristics, and use of medical facilities to determine the form a health insurance scheme should take. 194 households in 4 separate residential areas with a population of 754(More)
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