Prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases in Schedule Caste dominated Rural Areas of Bhopal District, Madhya Pradesh
Introduction: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioral factors. Forty-one million people die each year due to NCDs, which is
equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally.
Objective: The study was done to estimate the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases among five villages in the rural area of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Methodology: The present study was an observational study carried out on 6516 patients visiting mobile healthcare OPD conducted under Schedule Caste Sub-Plan in schedule caste dominated villages (Kurana,
Kalkheda, Bagoniya, Toomda and Dhamarra) of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
Results: It was found that 49.82% of the people from these villages were suffering from non-communicable diseases.
Conclusion: Nearly half of the population of this rural area was suffering from NCDs, therefore, people of rural areas are equally vulnerable to have NCDs. Urbanisation of lifestyle in rural population, poor education
level and low economic status were the contributing factors.
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