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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 174-179

Prevalence and risk factors of non-communicable disease and healthcare-seeking behaviour amongst the adults residing in a selected Village, Mao, Manipur

1 Nursing Student, Government College of Nursing, Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Senior Lecturer, Government College of Nursing, Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Adhikari Uma Rani
Government College of Nursing, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata - 700 073, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijcn.ijcn_132_20

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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are increasingly becoming the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The objectives of the study were to identify the prevalence of NCDs, risk factors of NCDs and healthcare-seeking behaviour of the persons suffering from NCDs. Two hundred adults were selected by non-probability purposive sampling technique. After assessing the prevalence of NCDs through a structured questionnaire, healthcare-seeking behaviour was assessed for those adults suffering from NCDs. The tools were pre-tested and validated before data collection. The findings of the study revealed that 14.50% (95% confidence interval: 9.5–19.5) of the adults were suffering from NCDs. The most important risk factor, hypertension, was highly prevalent (56.5%). The study findings revealed a high prevalence of behavioural and clinical risk factors of NCDs. This study also revealed that only family history of NCDs was significantly associated with the occurrence of NCDs. In this study, 61.9% of the adults suffering from a NCD sought healthcare, and amongst them, 90.5% availed treatment from allopathy. Intervention programmes and creating community awareness are needed to modify risk factors.

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