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Year : 1975  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 222--225

Epidemiological Study on 1100 Cases of Leprosy



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The study is based on I 100 cases of all types of leprosy, attending the outpatient department of Leprosy Mission Hospital, Naini, Allahabad from January to December 1970 and, was undertaken with the objective to observe, if there existed, any association between the personal variables like age, sex, marital status and occupation etc. and disease variables like type of leprosy and the site of first lesion. The analysis revealed that leprosy was more 'common in males than females and its prevalence in married individual was significantly different than the unmarried. Non lepromatous (specially tuberculoid) leprosy was found in highest prevalence (60.91) and hand was the most common site of first lesion. The association of type of leprosy and occupation was found to be statistically highly significant. The association of marital status with the type of leprosy was not significant whereas occupation and site of first lesion were found to be statistically highly significant.






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