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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-4

A critical appraisal of kuppuswamy's socioeconomic status scale in the present scenario


Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Rahul Sharma
Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi - 110 095
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.130248

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The socioeconomic status (SES) is widely recognized as one of the important factors affecting the health condition of an individual or a family. One of the scales widely used and quoted even today is the one developed by Kuppuswamy. The Kuppuswamy scale in its various forms has held steady over three decades now and is still widely used as a measure of socioeconomic status in the urban population. However, it is important to discuss the applicability in the changed modern scenario.


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