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Indian J Public Health. 1992 Jul-Sep;36(3):78-86.

Study of leprosy among slum dwellers in Pune. Part-I. Prevalence.

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Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.


While conducting a point prevalence total population survey in Ghorpuri slum in Pune, the overall prevalence or leprosy was 9.16 per thousand. The prevalence rate varied in different bastis with Madari basti having a very high prevalence rate of 17.31 per thousand and showing clustering. Prevalence was highest in age group 31-40 years, females, Muslims, Widower/widow, skilled workers, illiterates and primary school educated and the lower socio-economic groups. Joint families had the highest prevalence of leprosy (20.83/1,000) and also higher prevalence was seen in families with more than 7 members.

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