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Health Situation of Elderly People at Slum Area in Sylhet City

Version 1 : Received: 1 September 2018 / Approved: 3 September 2018 / Online: 3 September 2018 (11:12:44 CEST)

How to cite: Das, B. Health Situation of Elderly People at Slum Area in Sylhet City. Preprints 2018, 2018090025. Das, B. Health Situation of Elderly People at Slum Area in Sylhet City. Preprints 2018, 2018090025.


The research is carried out to assess factor affecting the health condition of the elderly people in the slum areas in Sylhet City. This research was quantitative type. In Quantitative approach, primary data were collected and used from the randomly selected elderly people in the Sylhet City slum areas. The secondary data were collected from many articles, documents, newspaper, magazine etc. By analyzing the survey data, it is illustrated that the slum dwellers are deprived from the basic needs. Meanwhile, elderly people can‟t fulfill their medical treatment due to their financial condition because of their work incompatibility. This study identifies the factor affecting health condition such as financial condition, lack of knowledge about proper medical facilities, communication gap between the authority and patient, unemployment, and so on. These factors also affect their health situation. Many diseases like asthma, heart disease are occurred. This study also mentions about the livelihood of slum people are so poor in condition. Due to financial condition, aged people can‟t take their proper treatment and their family member can‟t afford it. This study also understands that the people from slum areas are getting concerned about their medical care. They are easily going to the hospital and take their service because of low pricing. On the other hand, people are meanwhile stopped their treatment of financial situation. This study finds the health situation of elderly people at slum areas in metropolitan city and their consciousness.


Health situation, Health care facilities, Elderly people, Slum areas.


Social Sciences, Sociology

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