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This study was done to examine the type and severity of disciplinary practices adopted by parents in Kerala. 1668 mothers, aged 18-49, participated in face-to-face interviews as part of a cross-sectional, population-based survey covering rural, urban and coastal areas. One child from each family was randomly selected as the index child. The interview(More)
A case-control study of oesophageal cancer was carried out in Trivandrum, Kerala, involving 267 cases and 895 controls. Risk factors studied in males were pan (betel)-tobacco chewing, bidi and cigarette smoking, drinking alcohol and taking snuff. Only pan-tobacco chewing was investigated in females as very few indulged in the other habits. Among males(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the role of iron deficiency as a risk factor for simple febrile seizures. DESIGN Case control study. SETTING Pediatric department of a tertiary care teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS 154 cases and 154 controls were included in the study. Consecutive cases and concurrent controls were selected. Cases were children of age group 6 months(More)
Mass Drug Administration (MDA) for Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) elimination has been implemented worldwide and in India with a goal of eliminating the disease by 2020 and 2015 respectively. Compliance to MDA is less than adequate to achieve the goal in the desired time. This study aims to identify the factors related to awareness, acceptability and attitude(More)
This study was conducted to find out the anthropometric, biosocial and obstetric predictors of birthweight in Kerala. The study sample consisted of 599 consecutive liveborn babies delivered at SAT Hospital, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and their mothers in November 2001. Details of maternal history, anthropometry, and biosocial and demographic(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the resolution of anejaculation associated with PRL excess by dopamine agonist treatment. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Fertility clinic. PATIENT(S) Two men with anejaculation, in one case with associated infertility. INTERVENTION(S) Dopamine agonist treatment. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Resolution of anejaculation and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more depressed than adolescent girls in the community and to examine factors associated with depression. DESIGN An observational study comparing clinical and community samples. SETTING Two specialist reproductive endocrine clinics in Auckland, New Zealand. (More)
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