HEALTH AWARENESS, ATTITUDES AND PREVENTIVE PRACTICES AMONG URBAN & RURAL INDIAN ADULT POPULATION ABOUT LUNG DISEASES
Priyanka Rana, Devesh Bafna, Dr. Srabani Bhattacharya* and Late Dr. S. Kartikeyan
This cross-sectional study was conducted across India, among the population of 18 years and above of both male and female genders. An extensive anonymous survey of a large sample of 693 people was conducted, among which 83.26% were from 18-30yrs of age group, 5.77% from 31-40yrs of age, 5.05% of 41-50yrs and 5.92% above 50yrs. Among them, 51.95% were males and 48.05% females. The co-morbidities present among the respondents were High Blood Pressure(4.19%), Diabetes Mellitus(1.88%), Heart disease(0.86%), History of Tuberculosis(1.44%), Previous stroke(0.14%), Steroid therapy(0.43%), Asthma(2.89%), Obesity(16.74%), High cholesterol(2.45%), Family history of respiratory disease(5.92%), Family history of High BP(21.5%), Family history of DM(27.56%), Family history of stroke(6.21%). Our study focussed on co-morbidities, family history, respiratory health and symptoms, exercise patterns, exposure to air pollutants, tobacco consumption and second hand smoking prevalencein adult Indian population.
Keywords: Awareness, Preventive practises on Respiratory health, exposure, Adults Indian Population.
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