Update of modified Kuppuswamy scale for the year 2024

Authors

  • Irena Mandal Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
  • Samar Raesa Hossain Department of Community Medicine, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India https://orcid.org/0009-0002-8476-9628

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20241863

Keywords:

Modified Kuppuswamy scale, SES, CPI

Abstract

Socioeconomic status (SES) serves as a pivotal determinant influencing the health outcomes of individuals and families. This multifaceted indicator not only encapsulates an individual's occupational status and income but also encompasses their access to resources, education, and social support networks. SES provides critical insights that help address disparities by allowing for the tailoring of development projects and government initiatives to meet the specific needs of diverse communities. This, in turn, promotes equitable growth and enhances access to quality education and healthcare. By leveraging socioeconomic data, policymakers can craft more inclusive economic and social policies, fostering a more just and balanced society.

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Published

2024-06-28

How to Cite

Mandal, I., & Hossain, S. R. (2024). Update of modified Kuppuswamy scale for the year 2024. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(7), 2945–2946. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20241863

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Letter to the Editor