A Study of
Demographic Pattern among Geriatric Population in the Field Practice
Area of Rural Health Training Centre, Paithan of Govt. Medical College,
Mundada V.D*, Gaikwad A.V**, Doibale M.K**,
** Associate Professor, *** Prof. & Head of
Dept. of Preventive
and Social Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Aurangabad (M.S) INDIA
Academic Editor: Dr.
Research Question: What is the demographic pattern of geriatric
population in rural area?
Objectives : i) To study the demographic profile of elderly
ii) To study the Socio-economic problems of
3. Study design:
Cross - Sectional Study
4. Settings: Field
practice area of R.H.T.C, Paithan of Govt. Medical College, Aurangabad.
Elderly above 60 years of age.
6. Sample size: 625
which was 20 % of total elderly at RHTC, Paithan.
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.