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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 6)
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Health Problems and Nutritional Status of Selected Leprosy Victims of Burla Town, Orissa, India

T. Khandapani and B.K. Mishra
Corresponding Author:  Braja Kishori Mishra 

Key words:  BMI, health problems, leprosy, nutritional status, , ,
Vol. 2 , (6): 350-357
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2010 August, 12 2010 September, 28 2010 December, 20
Abstract:

An attempt has been made in this research article to assess the health and nutrition status of the leprosy victims of two leprosy colonies of Burla town, Orissa. Socio-economic, information of all the 150 victims residing in these two colonies were collected by the help of a pre tested interview schedule .The measurement of height and weight was recorded by stranded instruments. The weight and height of all the victims in the age group of 20 to 80 years were observed to be less than the w eight and heights of reference Indian man and woman. Body Mass Index (BMI) revealed that all most all the victims suffered from moderate to severe grades of malnutrition. The socio-economic variables do not have much influence on the anthropometric measurements and prevalence of malnutrition. The study also aims to determine the information on various aspects of the disease and prevalence of various health problems among the leprosy victims.
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T. Khandapani and B.K. Mishra, 2010. Health Problems and Nutritional Status of Selected Leprosy Victims of Burla Town, Orissa, India.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 2(6): 350-357.
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