PSG Institute of Medical science and Research and PSG Hospitals

Coimbatore, India

PSG Institute of Medical science and Research and PSG Hospitals

Coimbatore, India
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Type: Journal Article | Journal: Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology | Year: 2010

Fissuring of feet is a common but neglected problem in India. In this paper an attempt has been made to determine the prevalence of fissuring of feet in a rural village in Tamilnadu. In addition the relationship of fissuring to age, sex, occupation, non-use of footwear and weight is determined Over all prevalence is found to be 48% for ages 15 years and above. The prevalence is found to be higher in females (58.4%) than in males (33.3%) and it is seen more among the housewives (63.7%) and among the farmers (41.9%). Low weight and non-use of footwear are significantly associated with fissuring. 40% of the affected group felt that this is more acute during winter. We conclude that fissuring of feet is a significant problem.

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