Morbidity profile of patients attending health camp at Mahamasthakabhisheka Festival at Karkala, Karnataka

Sanjay Kini, Shankar Sampath, Nishanth Krishna, Navya, N., Sudharani, M., Priyadarisini, N.J., Grace M. George, Vinayak, K. and Udaya Kiran, N.

One of the important means to cater to the health needs of people in developing countries is free health check-up camps. The objective of this study was to assess the morbidities of patients attending the free health camp at Mahamasthakabhisheka festival at Karkala, Karnataka. A total of 593 patients visited the health camp and 62.7% of them were males. It was observed that diseases of circulatory system and gastrointestinal system were reported among 29.4% and 30.8% of the attendees respectively. Based on the findings, it was concluded that the free health camp services was utilized more by the males and more burden of disease was found among circulatory and digestive system.

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