Declining prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in rural schoolchildren in India: 2001-2002.

@article{Jose2003DecliningPO,
  title={Declining prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in rural schoolchildren in India: 2001-2002.},
  author={V. Jacob Jose and Mohan Gomathi},
  journal={Indian heart journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={158-60}
}
BACKGROUND Rheumatic heart disease is still a major health problem in developing countries such as India and, for the health planners to allocate funds, the actual prevalence of the disease should be known. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in rural school children in India. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 229,829 children between 6 and 18 years of age were screened as part of a school health program. All children with a valvar heart disease detected by the… CONTINUE READING

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