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Prevalence of Self-reported Morbidities, Functional Disabilities and Access to Supportive Aids among the Elderly of Urban Puducherry

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.313
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191–6
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Developing countries are undergoing the stage of demographic transition. Functional disabilities largely impair the quality of life among the elderly. Efforts toward revamping of primary care services for the benefit of the elderly needs better understanding of the barriers towards access of those with disabilities.

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26 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 06 Nov, 2015

The Socio-economic Determinants of Obesity in Adults in the Bahamas

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434–41
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Data from the 2001 Bahamas Living conditions survey were analysed to determine whether differences exist in adult obesity by socio-economic status in The Bahamas. Findings show that females of lower socioeconomic status had the greatest vulnerability for obesity. National programmes that promote healthy lifestyles should target this group.
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Objective: To determine the socio-economic determinants of obesity in adults in The Bahamas.
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014
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