Volume : 3
Issue : 3
Online ISSN : 2581-4222
Print ISSN : 2581-4214
Article First Page : 147
Article End Page : 149
Introduction: Diseases of respiratory tract are non curable diseases; however there can be increase in quality of life of individual with different types of treatment which leads to major air passages dilatation and shortness of breath improvement is achieved. It was in this context that the current study was undertaken to know the prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases in a rural area of Gujarat District in West India among people aged 20 years and above.
Material and Methods: the individual above the age of 20 years in the selected area and who agreed to participate in the study were included in the study. A sample size of 1900 were included in the study. There was administration of modified British medical research council to all the individuals included in the study for the diagnosis of bronchial asthma cases and chronic bronchitis.
Results: There were 1000 males and 900 females in the study. Majority of the population were in the age range of 20 – 39 years. The crude prevalence of chronic bronchitis was estimated to be 5.64% for males as compared to 2.23% for females. The prevalence of bronchial asthma in the current study was estimated at 2.10%.
Discussion & Conclusion: The reason for the higher prevalence found in the present study is the probable, the majority of the individuals did not use the cleaner fuels in the domestic kitchens. This is found to be common practise in the rural kitchens of North Gujarat.
Keywords: Gujarat, Population, Prevalence, Respiratory Disorders.