|LETTERS TO EDITOR
|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 530-531
Modified B. G. Prasad classification for socioeconomic scale updated-2022
Jahanvi Kapadiya1, Naganandini Sampath2, Kumar Gaurav Chhabra3, Pankaj Chaudhary4
1 Post Graduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, NIMS Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, NIMS Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
3 Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, NIMS Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
4 Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Nims Dental College and Hospital, Nims University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
|Date of Submission||08-May-2022|
|Date of Decision||17-Aug-2022|
|Date of Acceptance||25-Aug-2022|
|Date of Web Publication||31-Dec-2022|
Department of Public Health Dentistry, NIMS Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Kapadiya J, Sampath N, Chhabra KG, Chaudhary P. Modified B. G. Prasad classification for socioeconomic scale updated-2022. Indian J Public Health 2022;66:530-1
|How to cite this URL:|
Kapadiya J, Sampath N, Chhabra KG, Chaudhary P. Modified B. G. Prasad classification for socioeconomic scale updated-2022. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 4];66:530-1. Available from: https://www.ijph.in/text.asp?2022/66/4/530/366589
Socioeconomic status (SES) has been defined as the position that an individual or family occupies with reference to the prevailing average standards of culture and material possessions, income, and participation in the group activity of the community.
SES could be an important issue that affects the health of an individual and family, social security system, as well as family health statistics. It is recognized as a tool to influence the accessibility, affordability, acceptability, convenience, and use of a wide variety of resources. The conception of SES is wide employed in medical sociology. The social standing of an individual or a family within society is often measured by it.
Modified B. G. Prasad Scale is the most ordinarily used scale to measure the SES of families. This scale was developed in 1961 and later modified by the author himself in 1968 and 1970. B. G. Prasad's Classification is predicted on per capita monthly income and current index value.,
Linking factor from the year 1960 to 2016 is summarized in [Table 1], and the updated B. G. Prasad Scale (May 2022) is summarized in [Table 2].
| Update B. G. Prasad Scale (2022)|| |
New income value = Old income value (Base 2016) × 4.93 × 4.63 × 2.88 × MF
Calculation of current income ranges for B. G. Prasad Socioeconomic Classes:
Hence, it is concluded that due to inflation, there are changes in the country's consumer price index over time, so it is very important to regularly update the SES based on income. This article has updated the B. G. Prasad SES with the latest All India Average Consumer Price Index as of May 2022. This updated B. G. Prasad Scale is useful for researchers to mutually study the variables of health status.
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| References|| |
Pandey VK, Aggarwal P, Kakkar R. Modified BG Prasad socio-economic classification, update-2019. Indian J Community Health 2019;31:123-5.
Majhi MM, Bhatnagar N. Updated B.G Prasad's classification for the year 2021: Consideration for new base year 2016. J Family Med Prim Care 2021;10:4318-9. [Full text]
[Table 1], [Table 2]