Disability pattern amongst leprosy cases in an urban area (Calcutta).
In a retrospective study of 1,264 leprosy cases, registered during 1987-1992, 282 were found to have disabilities giving a disability rate (DR) 22.31% and 150 of them were also found to have deformities, giving a deformity rate 11.9%. Mean disability index (DI) was found to be 1.17.
Disability rate (DR) significantly increased with age and the highest rate was 52.75% in lepromatous (L) cases, followed by 27.51% in borderline (N?L) and only 4.53% in non-lepromatous (N) cases.
L cases had the highest deformity rate (22.25%) and N cases had the lowest DR (2.23%). DI was highest (1.46) in L, and lowest (0.52) in N cases.
Males had significantly higher DR (27.2%) compared to females (13.0%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Lèpre, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Séquelle, Handicap, Déformation, Epidémiologie, Inde, Asie, Homme, Fréquence, Etude statistique, Rétrospective, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leprosy, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Sequela, Handicap, Deformation, Epidemiology, India, Asia, Human, Frequency, Statistical study, Retrospective, Skin disease
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