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Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale — A revision



Letter to the Editor Sir/ Assessment of the socioeconomic status is an inherent p a r t of v a r i o u s c o m m u n i t y based, and m a n y hospital b a s e d s t u d i e s , w h i c h s e e k to s t u d y the effect of socioeconomic status on different disease states. Although a v a r i e t y of m e t h o d s of classifying the p o p u l a t i o n b y s o c i o e c o n o m i c status h a v e b e e n p r o p o s e d , the m o s t widely used for urban populations is the one proposed by K u p p u s w a m y in 19761 (Table 1). Pareek has proposed a scale for rural populations. 2 An income scale usually has relevance only for the p e r i o d u n d e



Indian Journal of PediatricsSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 1, 2003

DOI: 10.1007/BF02725598

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