Nallampatti Non Communicable Diseases Study (Follow-up Study 2017)

Aims

  • To assess the burden of non communicable diseases in rural India that directly translates into improved health by adopting model villages and doing long term follow up
  • To determine the prevalence of Diabetes, Hypertension, Renal impairment, Liver cirrhosis and atherosclerosis in a Nallampatti, Erode (D.t).
  • To explore novel pathophysiological links between environmental disruptors (Ex.

Non Communicable Disease in Thadagam village

Aims

  • To determine the prevalence of Diabetes, Hypertension, Renal impairment, atherosclerosis and asthma in a Thadagam village, Coimbatore (D.t).
  • To establish the prevalence of asthma and Allergic Broncho-pulmonary aspergillosis in a community setting.
  • To generate inputs for the design of larger case control or prospective cohort studies to explore various causative associations based on the data collected

Prospective study of serum selenium, thyroid hormones and thyroid autoimmunity in pregnancy: A Prospective, observational, cross sectional multicentric, investigator initiated study in the pregnant population across two sites.

Objectives

  • To study the correlation of serum selenium and thyroid dysfunction and thyroid antibody status in pregnant women
  • To study the incidence of thyroid peroxidase antibodies and selenium levels in pregnancy

Non Communicable Disease in Kalapatti

Aims

  • To determine the prevalence of Diabetes, Hypertension, Renal impairment, Liver cirrhosis and atherosclerosis in a Kalapatti, Coimbatore (D.t).
  • To generate inputs for the design of larger case control or prospective cohort studies to explore various causative associations based on the data collected

Nallampatti Non-Communicable Disease Study (NNCD)

There is a huge need for epidemiological research in rural parts of India for non communicable diseases, especially diabetes, hypertension and renal impairment. Intuitively, one would expect a lower prevalence of such diseases in the rural population, who traditionally lead a more active lifestyle than urban population. However our own pilot project in farming villages around Madurai have shown prevalence of diabetes and hypertension to be as high as 25 % &

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