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Profile and Response to Anti-Tuberculosis Treatment among Elderly Tuberculosis Patients Treated under the TB Control Programme in South India

The demographic transition in India has resulted in the label of an ageing nation [1]. The Government of India’s ‘National Policy on Older Persons’ defines ‘elderly’ as a person who is of age 60 years or above [2]. In 2001, the proportion of elderly in India was about 7.4% of the overall population which increased to 8.3% in 2011.

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