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Table 3

Sl. No. Symptoms/ Signs Rank Order Frequency
(N = )
%

1. Visual handicap 1 1701 89.1
2. Pain in the joints 2 957 50.1
3. Sleeplessness 3 764 40.0
4. Vague bodily pain 4 730 38.2
5. Back ache 5 653 34.2
6. Giddiness 6 649 34.0
7. Numbness 7 496 26.0
8. Burning 8 434 22.7
9. Cough 9 378 19.8
10. Constipation 10 365 19.1
11. Loss of appetite 11 296 15.5
12. Itching 12 292 15.3
13. Abdominal pain 13 284 14.9
14. Expectoration/ haemoptysis 14 244 12.8
15. Hearing deficit 15 240 12.6
16. Chest pain 16 224 11.7
17. Head ache 17 211 11.0
18. Fatigue 18 199 10.4
19. Palpitation 19 183 9.6
20. Micturition problems
(including incontinence)
20 167 8.7
21. Fever 21 135 7.1
22. Mood depressed 22 134 7.0
23. Loss of weight 23 98 5.1
24. Breathlessness 24 94 4.9
25. Belching 25 86 4.5
26. Suicidal ideas 26 73 3.8
27. Falls 27 72 3.7
28. Swelling 28 63 3.3
29. Altered gait 29 56 2.9
30. Oedema 30 47 2.5
31. Nonhealing ulcer 31 37 1.9
32. Injury 32 33 1.7
33. Memory deficit 33 32 1.7
34. Attacks of unconsciousness 34 29 1.5
35. Paralysis 35 24 1.3
36. Social impairment 36 20 1.0
37. Irritability 37 19 0.9
38. Retardation 38 15 0.7
39. Fear 39 11 0.5
40. Self neglect 40 6 0.3
41. Fits 41 5 0.3
42. Excitement 41 5 0.3
43. Disorientation 43 3 0.1
44. Hallucination 43 3 0.1
45. Others --- 209 10.9
  Watering from eyes --- 38 2.0
  Crying spells --- 30 1.6
  Vomiting/Nausea --- 28 1.5
  Loose stools --- 27 1.4
  Piles --- 24 1.3
  Tooth ache --- 21 1.1
  White discharge --- 17 0.9
  Patches all Over the body --- 17 0.9
  Epigastric pain --- 12 0.6
  Hopelessness --- 10 0.5
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  Total --- 10786 ---

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