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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 389-394
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.045


A Study on Demographic Profile of Rural Adults Identified with Lifestyle Diseases
Modi Ragini1*, S. L. Kameswari1, R. Geetha Reddy1 and S. Suchiritha Devi2
1Department of Extension Education and Communication Management, Hyderabad. Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Telangana, India
2Department of Foods and Nutrition, PG&RC, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad,  Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was undertaken to study the profile characteristics of rural adults identified with various lifestyle diseases. Total samples of 120 rural adults were selected through purposive random sampling method. Exploratory research design was used for the investigation by using a structured interview schedule. The data was analyzed using frequency, percentage and mean percent score. In the study, the results revealed that majority of the respondents were comprised of male (55.83%), female (44.17%), belonged to middle age group (63.33%), married (93.68%), were nuclear families (91.67%), had medium family size(60.83%), with primary education (27.50%), had farming(75.00%) as occupation, with marginal landholding (47.50%),medium income group (44.17%), had medium level of mass media exposure (42.50%), medium extension contact (50.00%) and medium information seeking behavior (44.17%). Majority of the rural adults were identified with hypertension (71.67%) followed by diabetes (68.33%) and obesity (46.66%) as the most identified lifestyle diseases.


Keywords: Lifestyle Diseases, Non-communicable diseases, Chronic diseases, Extension contact, Mass media exposure, Information seeking behaviour
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Modi Ragini, S. L. Kameswari, R. Geetha Reddy and Suchiritha Devi, S. 2020. A Study on Demographic Profile of Rural Adults Identified with Lifestyle Diseases.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 389-394. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.045