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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100-101

Morbidity pattern and time trends of filaria cases at a PHC in Dakshina Kannada District

Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

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E Ravikiran
Department of Community Medicine, K.M.C., Mangalore-575001
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A study on morbity pattern and time trends of filaria cases was carried out in a PHC of Dakshin Kannada District during November 2000 to January 2001. The age and sex distribution of all 416 filaria cases recorded revealed that 235 (56.49%) were females and maximum concentration of 263 (63.21%) was in the age group of 16-45 years. The seasonal distribution revealed that rainy season accounted the highest number of cases 197 (47.35%). The prevalence was highest, 1.96/1000 population in the year 1993 and lowest, 0.71/1000 population in the year 1995.

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