A Study on Social Background of the Cancer Patients in Coimbatore District

  • A Sangamithra Professor, Department of Economics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4761-8150
  • P.S. Janaki M. A. Economics, Department of Economics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • S Vishnu Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9182-4758
Keywords: Cancer, Social Background, Cancer Patients, Financial Burden, Cancer Cells

Abstract

Cancer is a serious threat not just to the victim’s health, but also to the victim’s entire family. It not only disrupts the family’s socio-economic fabric but also lowers the country’s overall development status since; in order to cover the costs and repay the financial debt, cancer-stricken households must reduce their own basic necessities. The study was conducted to know the socio-economic impact of cancer and treatment-seeking behaviour of cancer patients, the data was collected through an interview conducted among 20 out-patients in Coimbatore. The study explored the result of gender, age, religion, language, nativity, employment, and bank account are socioeconomic backgrounds of cancer patients in Coimbatore.

Published
2022-07-01
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Articles