Health Status of Tribals at Kallakinaru, Kodaikanal Hills, Tamil Nadu
1M.Shanmugapriya, Dept. Of Economics, Vels Institute Of Science, Technology And Advanced Studies, Chennai, India.
2Dr. S.N. Sugumar Professor & Head, Dept. Of Economics, Vels Institute Of Science, Technology And Advanced Studies, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 30, 2019. | PP: 286-288 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D6800118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D6800.118419
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Abstract: Development of health and longevity of people is equally important as the economic and social development of the people in a country. Prosperity and productivity of a nation depend upon the quality of population which in turn is determined by the education and health status of the people. Technological advancement and scientific development indicate the development of education, but the health condition of the people is not up to the mark as we compare with the scientific advancement. It is a fact that most of the people are suffering from non-communicable diseases such as blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, kidney, lung and heart diseases. Most of the deaths are also take place due to non-communicable diseases. Therefore, the authors made an attempt to examine the health status of kallakinaru tribals at kodaikanal hills, Tamilnadu. It is vivid that most of the people in the village are suffering from many human ailments due to illiteracy and inadequate income.
Keywords: Non-Communicable Disease, Lifestyle, Health Status and Demographic Features.
Scope of the Article: Healthcare Informatics.