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International Journal of Advanced and Integrated Medical Sciences


Introduction: Tuberculosis in children is mainly due to failure of tuberculosis control in adults. In India, over 100,000 children die from tuberculosis every year. The risk of developing disease after infection is determined by various factors, including age at exposure, sex, family, and socioeconomic status. There are no such studies carried out in Bareilly district till date; therefore, with this view, this study is being conducted.

Aims and objectives: To know the sociodemographic profile of pediatric tuberculosis patients in Bareilly district.

Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out on 120 children aged 0 to 14 years registered at various tuberculosis units (TUs) in Bareilly district. The selection of TUs was done by simple random sampling.

Result and conclusion: Out of total 120 cases in the study, majority of them were females (65%), followed by 35% male pediatric tuberculosis cases; 61.7% study participants belonged to 10 to 14 years of age, and 51.7% belonged to lower socioeconomic status.

Keywords: Pediatric, Socioeconomic status, Tuberculosis.

How to cite this article: Gupta P, Singh A, Joshi HS, Kumar P, Singh H. The Study of Sociodemographic Profile of Pediatric Tuberculosis Patients in Bareilly District, Uttar Pradesh: A Crosssectional Study. Int J Adv Integ Med Sci 2016;1(4):164-166.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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