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The rising burden of chronic conditions among urban poor: a three-year follow-up survey in Bengaluru, India

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, August 2015
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Title
The rising burden of chronic conditions among urban poor: a three-year follow-up survey in Bengaluru, India
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BMC Health Services Research, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12913-015-0999-5
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Mrunalini J Gowda, Upendra Bhojani, Narayanan Devadasan, Thriveni S Beerenahally

Abstract

Chronic conditions are on rise globally and in India. Prevailing intra-urban inequities in access to healthcare services compounds the problems faced by urban poor. This paper reports the trends in self-reported prevalence of chronic conditions and health-seeking pattern among residents of a poor urban neighborhood in south India. A cross sectional survey of 1099 households (5340 individuals) was conducted using a structured questionnaire. The prevalence and health-seeking pattern for chronic conditions in general and for hypertension and diabetes in particular were assessed and compared with a survey conducted in the same community three years ago. The predictors of prevalence and health-seeking pattern were analyzed through a multivariable logistic regression analysis. The overall self-reported prevalence of chronic conditions was 12 %, with hypertension (7 %) and diabetes (5.8 %) being the common conditions. The self-reported prevalence of chronic conditions increased by 3.8 percentage point over a period of three years (OR: 1.5). Older people, women and people living below the poverty line had greater odds of having chronic conditions across the two studies compared. Majority of patients (89.3 %) sought care from private health facilities indicating a decrease by 8.7 percentage points in use of government health facility compared to the earlier study (OR: 0.5). Patients seeking care from super specialty hospitals and those living below the poverty line were more likely to seek care from government health facilities. There is need to strengthen health services with a preferential focus on government services to assure affordable care for chronic conditions to urban poor.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 2 4%
South Africa 1 2%
Unknown 52 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 25%
Researcher 10 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 16%
Unspecified 7 13%
Student > Postgraduate 5 9%
Other 10 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 35%
Social Sciences 11 20%
Unspecified 10 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 13%
Philosophy 2 4%
Other 6 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 August 2015.
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#2,256,043
of 11,171,133 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#915
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#48,243
of 219,472 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#31
of 137 outputs
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