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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109


Volume 3, Issue 1, 2012 pp 25-28


Research Article


A Study of Demographic Pattern among Geriatric Population in the Field Practice Area of Rural Health Training Centre, Paithan of Govt. Medical College, Aurangabad.

Jadhav V.S*, Mundada V.D*, Gaikwad A.V**, Doibale M.K**, Kulkarni A.P***

{*Lecturer, ** Associate Professor, *** Prof.  & Head of Dept.}

Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Aurangabad (M.S) INDIA

Academic Editor:  Dr. Pawar D.D.



1.      Research Question: What is the demographic pattern of geriatric population in rural area?

2.       Objectives : i) To study the demographic profile of elderly

                       ii) To study the Socio-economic problems of elderly.

3. Study design: Cross - Sectional Study

4. Settings: Field practice area of R.H.T.C, Paithan of Govt. Medical College, Aurangabad.

5. Participants: Elderly above 60 years of age.

6. Sample size: 625 which was 20 % of total elderly at RHTC, Paithan.

7. Statistical analysis: Chi - Square

8. Results: Total elderly subjects were 625 of which females were 328 (52.48 %) and males were 297 (47.52 %) studied. 339 (54.24%) elderly were from the age group of 60- 69 years. 459 (73.44%) elderly belonged to Hindu religion, 111(17.76%) were Muslims and 47(7.52%) were Buddhist.108 (36.36%) elderly males and 223(67.98%) elderly females were illiterate.199 (67%) males and 143(54.72%)  females were economically productive in their life. 437(69.92%) elderly belonged to Class- IV and V of socio-economic classification.161 (49.08 %) females were widowed and 13(3.96%) were separated from their partners.