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Estimation of point prevalence of common skin diseases affecting schoolchildren in the age group of 615 years in Jalandhar district of Punjab

Ratan Lal Bassan, Anureet Mitra, Yash Pal Mitra.

Abstract
Background: Little information is available about prevalence of skin conditions among schoolchildren of North India. Low socioeconomic status, malnutrition, overcrowding, and poor standards of hygiene are important factors accounting for distribution of skin diseases in developing countries such as India.

Aims and Objectives: This study aims to estimate point prevalence of common skin diseases affecting schoolchildren in the age group of 615 years in Jalandhar district of Punjab.

Materials and Methods: A total of 6000 schoolchildren of the age group of 615 years were examined in a random sample of government school in urban and rural area of Jalandhar district. Of these children with common diseases were identified. Out of these children with skin diseases were further studied. The data were statically analyzed.

Results: Out of the total schoolchildren in the age group of 615 years examined, 11.9% were having one or the other form of identifiable disease. Out of these, 13.7% were having skin diseases.

Conclusion: The common reason for prevalence of such diseases was poverty, malnutrition, overcrowding, and poor standards of hygiene. Hence, awareness programs among schoolchildren regarding taking affordable balanced diet and care of their personal hygiene were advised.

Key words: Skin Diseases; Schoolchildren; Prevalence


 
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Bassan RL, Mitra A, Mitra YP. Estimation of point prevalence of common skin diseases affecting schoolchildren in the age group of 615 years in Jalandhar district of Punjab. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.08278202114082021


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Bassan RL, Mitra A, Mitra YP. Estimation of point prevalence of common skin diseases affecting schoolchildren in the age group of 615 years in Jalandhar district of Punjab. http://www.njppp.com/?mno=106967 [Access: November 30, 2021]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.08278202114082021


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Bassan RL, Mitra A, Mitra YP. Estimation of point prevalence of common skin diseases affecting schoolchildren in the age group of 615 years in Jalandhar district of Punjab. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.08278202114082021



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Bassan RL, Mitra A, Mitra YP. Estimation of point prevalence of common skin diseases affecting schoolchildren in the age group of 615 years in Jalandhar district of Punjab. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.08278202114082021



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Bassan, R. L., Mitra, . A. & Mitra, . Y. P. (2022) Estimation of point prevalence of common skin diseases affecting schoolchildren in the age group of 615 years in Jalandhar district of Punjab. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.08278202114082021



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Bassan, Ratan Lal, Anureet Mitra, and Yash Pal Mitra. 2022. Estimation of point prevalence of common skin diseases affecting schoolchildren in the age group of 615 years in Jalandhar district of Punjab. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.08278202114082021



Chicago Style

Bassan, Ratan Lal, Anureet Mitra, and Yash Pal Mitra. "Estimation of point prevalence of common skin diseases affecting schoolchildren in the age group of 615 years in Jalandhar district of Punjab." doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.08278202114082021



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bassan, Ratan Lal, Anureet Mitra, and Yash Pal Mitra. "Estimation of point prevalence of common skin diseases affecting schoolchildren in the age group of 615 years in Jalandhar district of Punjab." doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.08278202114082021



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Bassan, R. L., Mitra, . A. & Mitra, . Y. P. (2022) Estimation of point prevalence of common skin diseases affecting schoolchildren in the age group of 615 years in Jalandhar district of Punjab. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.08278202114082021