Socio-Economic and Health Status of Rural Elderly in Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka

  • A Sangamithra Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, TamilNadu, India
  • T Mahadevaswamy Ph.D., Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, TamilNadu, India
Keywords: Health, Socio-economic, Ageing


The fundamental needs of an individual are food, water, shelter, clothing and air. In addition to this, health is also the most basic and primary need of an individual. Population aging is a global phenomenon.  In India, the size of the elderly population is growing fast. Many older adults have multiple medical illnesses. Earlier studies found a majority of the elderly suffering from diseases symptoms like cough (cough includes tuberculosis of lungs, bronchitis, asthma, and whooping cough) poor eye sight, anemia and dental problems. India lacks adequate social security and institutional setup to support the growing proportion and number of aged population. This study is an attempt to understand the socio economic and health status among the rural elderly in Chamarajanagar in southern Karnataka. This study is based on primary data. Researcher was collected 50 samples fromthe study area using multi stage random sampling. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data through SPSS.

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