Yadlapalli S Kusuma

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Hypertension is becoming a major public health problem in developing countries. Blood pressure tends to vary cross-culturally and, as yet, none of the studies from India, particularly those from the state of Andhra Pradesh, has attempted to address the influence of acculturation/modernization on the prevalence of hypertension. The present study investigates(More)
The present paper reports the ethnographic profile of a primitive tribe namely Khondh and an acculturizing tribe namely Valmiki living in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, a southern Indian state. Three mandals (administrative units of the district) were selected and a total of 17 villages from these mandals were selected for the study. The data(More)
This article outlines the goals and targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to elimination of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and to explain the framework to target these goals. Prevention of VAWG has been identified as one of the key agents for sustainable development. SDGs gave enough importance and called for the elimination of(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal and child healthcare is one of the eight basic components of primary healthcare. Poor access and utilization of antenatal care (ANC) services continue to contribute to high maternal mortality and morbidity; and the services of primary healthcare are amenable for evaluation. AIM To report the utilization of ANC services by women living(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the determinants of adequate antenatal care (ANC) utilisation and institutional deliveries among socio-economically disadvantaged migrants living in Delhi, India. METHODS In a cross-sectional survey, 809 rural-urban migrant mothers with a child aged below 2 years were interviewed with a pretested questionnaire. Data on receiving(More)
INTRODUCTION Over a period, tribal population has migrated to cities in search of livelihood. Data on various health problems of the tribes are sparse. Sugalis constitute the third largest tribe in Andhra Pradesh and have settlements in urban areas. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of malnutrition, diarrhea, and acute respiratory infections (ARI)(More)
BACKGROUND In India, migrant status, tribal affiliation and poverty render tribal migrants more vulnerable than any other group which leads to high treatment costs and the risk of low access to health care. OBJECTIVE To examine treatment-seeking behaviour and out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure on the treatment of childhood illnesses, with a focus on gender(More)
The study aims to assess the counselling services provided to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) under the Indian programme of prevention of parent-to-child transmission of HIV (PPTCT). Five hospitals in Delhi providing PMTCT services were randomly selected. A total of 201 post-test counselled women were interviewed using a modified version(More)
As a community acculturates, health and illness concepts undergo change; yet communities continue to hold to their native logic, beliefs, perceived causes, recognition and classifications of illness and subsequent management of them. We studied these concepts among a migrant tribal community living in the slums of Bhubaneswar, an eastern Indian city.(More)
permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Dear Editor, On 25 September 2015, the 193 member states of the United Nations (UN) unanimously adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 goals and 169 targets aiming to transform the world over the next 15 years. These(More)