Prevalence of diseases: a survey among ghumantoo nomad tribes of rajasthan - india

Authors:Bandana Sachdev
Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(3): 800-802  |  PDF File

Abstract

Objective: To study the prevalence rate of various diseases among ghumantoo nomad tribes of Rajasthan State in India. Methods: A cross-sectional study involving 1286 ghumantoo nomadic populations in select districts of Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Churu was undertaken. Information regarding various diseases among the study population was obtained through questionnaires. Results: The major diseases that were prevalent ; Allergies, Cough, Asthma, Gastric pain, leucorrhea, Body pain, Dental , Eye and Ear problem , Constipation, Hypertension, and Blood sugar. Conclusion: The prevalence of Allergies, Asthma and Leucorrhea were maximum among them