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Authors : Saroj Zanjhal & Kalpana Jadhav

Page Nos : 19:26

Description :
Taking into, consideration huge population size, more than 50% of the world’s Sickle Cell Anemia cases are prevalent in India. Sickle Cell Anemia patients belong to various religions, communities and castes. This disorder is mostly confined to economically and socially backward communities known as scheduled caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Communities (OBC) groups. Recognizing the interconnection between the socioeconomic factors and their influences on the human development has resulted in efforts to more fully integrate human management concepts into decision making. The socio-economic profile of the sickle cell affected study participants has been determined and is presented in this research paper. For the said purpose, the research scholar had to find out sickle cell anemia unit in Govt. Hospital, Chandrapur, so as to investigate the probable cases with the help of physician and she had to visit frequently several Primary Health Centres situated in the study region. The research study conducted in the limited region of the Chandrapur distict, Maharashtra, revealed that Sickle Cell Anemia is more prevalent among the SC community and that most of the sufferers are moderately educated, belonging to joint families having low monthly income.