An Econometric Analysis of Health Status of Women Cancer Patients in Coimbatore District
The health of Indian women is intrinsically linked to their status in society. Research on women’s Health status has found that the contributions of Indian women make to families often are overlooked, and instead they are viewed as economic burdens. The connection between the health status of the individual (or the population as a whole) and consumption of medical services builds the link between “economics of health” and “economics of health care”. Status of health shows the development of the society. Health status is influenced by different indicators like employment, income, educational attainment, social groups, level of awareness, accessibility to health care and availability of health services. Today, throughout the world women are the major victims of cancer disease. India is also not exception. In India the women health is largely neglected in general and this led to the lack of medical treatment for the women cancer patients. Existence of gender discrimination in providing medical facilities to the women is clearly apparent in India. In 2010 there were 5, 17,378 women cancer patients in India. On the same year the number of male cancer patients was 4,62,4085. Though, India made considerable progress in social, economic, cultural and political are as in recent decades, while, it lagged behind in improving women health, particularly the women cancer patients . In this study the researcher make an attempt to know the determinants of Health status of Women cancer patients in Coimbatore District at Micro level.
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