Volume : 4
Online ISSN : 2394-6776
Print ISSN : 2394-6768
Article First Page : 45
Article End Page : 47
Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health problem and ranks the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide. India is the highest TB burden country accounting for more than one fifth of the global burden of tuberculosis. It is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Objective: The objective of the current study was to find out about the socio-demographic profile of the TB patients registered under RNTCP in district Bareilly.
Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was done on TB patients registered during 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2016 under RNTCP for DOTS in Bareilly. Purposive sampling was done, 10 DMCs were selected in district Bareilly in which a total of 2010 TB patients were interviewed.
Result and Conclusion: In the present cross-sectional study, total 2010 TB patients were interviewed, in which maximum number i.e. 489 (24.3%) of the study subjects belonged to the age group of less than 20 years, 1119 (55.7%) were male, 1050 (55.9%) were from urban population, Hindu by religion 1123 (55.9%), OBC caste 1403 (69.8%), married 1358 (67.6%), educated up to primary class 704 (35%), unskilled worker 769 (38.3%) and 777 (38.7%) were from nuclear family.
Keywords: Tuberculosis, RNTCP, DOTS