Statistical Analysis of Social Causation of Diseases

Muhammad Akbar Ali Shah, Anjum Sohail Ansari, Huma Qasim


The main objective of the study is to examine the social causes of diseases. The association among social determinants and diseases is intended to find out because in our society, importance of social factors is not fully recognized. The questionnaire based survey was conducted at public and private hospitals of Southern Punjab, Pakistan. Fifteen hundred in home patients were interviewed to gather the required data. It is found that there is a strong association between disease and social determinants. Stress causes a negative effect on a person’s health. It is also found that low literacy rate and inadequate health care facilities are the major factors impacting the health status. Majority of areas have medical facilities but most of these medical facilities are not fully facilitated.


social determinants, disease, Southern Punjab.

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