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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 6
First page : ( 2546) Last page : ( 2548)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00470.5

To assess the prevalence of non communicable disease among young adults

Mrs. Tamilselvi S.1,*, Dr. Gowri P. Mangala2

1Assistant Professor, Savitha College of Nursing, Savitha University, Chennai

2Principal, Savitha College of Nursing, Savitha University, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: chnpublication@gmail.com

Online published on 24 August, 2018.

Abstract

Aim of the study

To assess the prevalence of non communicable disease among young adults.

Background

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their associated risk factors have emerged rapidly and are becoming a major public health challenge worldwide. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major contributor to the burden of disease in developed countries and are increasing rapidly in developing countries. This is mainly due to demographic transitions and changing lifestyles of populations associated with urbanization.

Design

cross sectional descriptive design.

Methods

Randomized Convenience sampling method was used. A total of 300 samples were selected NCD for the study. Data was collected using multiple choice question which consisted of 30 questions to assess the prevalence of non-communicable disease.

Result

The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of non communicable disease. Out of 300 sample reveals that Age 30(10%) were 19–29, 80(27.6%) were 30–49 years, 190(63.3%) were 50 above, Sex 190(63%) were male, 36.6(110%) were women, Religion 180(60%) were hindu, 100(33.3%) were Christian, 20(6.6%) were Muslims and others, Education 140(46.6%) were non formal education, 100(33.3%) were primary level, 40(13.3%) were higher secondary level, 20(6.66%) were graduate/professionals, Occupation 80(27%) were unemployed, 120(40%) were coolie, no government employee, 100(33.3%) were private employee, Income 176(56.6%) were 5000, 100(33.3%) were 6000-10000, 30(10%) were 10000 above, Marital status 30(10%) were unmarried, 150(50%) were married, 70 (27%) were widow, 50(16.6%) were separated.

Conclusion

The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of non communicable disease. In this out of 300 samples, In hypertension the frequency and percentage distributions are 67 members were moderate knowledge and 81 members were adequate knowledge and 2 members were inadequate, In diabetic mellitus the frequency and percentage distributions are 31(10%) members were moderate knowledge and 67(22.3%) members were adequate knowledge and 52(17%) members were inadequate. In cancer the frequency and percentage distributions are 300 samples 0 members were moderate knowledge and 0 members were adequate knowledge and 5(1.6%) members were Inadequate.

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Keywords

Communicable disease.

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