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Annals of Geriatric Education and Medical Sciences


Perspectives of longevity among Kurichia tribe (Indian Hunter-Gatherers)


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Author Details : Thavanati Parvathi Kumara Reddy, Aurora Escoto de Dios, Maria Elena Aguilar Aldrete, Jorge Alberto G

Volume : 5, Issue : 1, Year : 2018

Article Page : 38-43


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Abstract

Introduction: To study the Perspectives of longevity among Kurichia Tribe (Indian hunter-gatherers), Kerala, India.
Materials and Methods: Kurichian Tribe, Descriptive and Case study analysis.
Results: The full zodiac life cycle provided though Indian scriptures defines more than hundred years for a human individual, but it is not so evidenced completely. Consequently, it is important to note that, all the nearest kith and kin of centenarians of Kurichia tribe (Indian hunter-gatherers) of Kerala State, sucessfully lead their life more than 100 years among whom these tribal are free from specific disease during their life eventhough they look weak and fragile. They have active life and sometimes they are accustomed to walk for a longer distance in their earlier times. But the only draw back noticed is poor visión. At present, the older generations are very much worried about the younger generation wherein translating themselves to the modernization of acculturation which may affect the good health of their community. Atleast one member in a family lived more than 95 years either in three generation which appeared as a heredity of longevity. The ratio of women is more than the men. The centenarians are living alone with out their spouses and no one is under poor economic status. Majority of them had domestic relationships. The findings of the present study revealed the culture and the nature of some parameters were culture-specific determining factors of longevity.
Conclusion: All variables played a relatively interactive, in the continued biological process and psychological health for longevity.

Keywords: Socio-cultural, Nutrition, Longevity, Centenarians.

Doi : 10.18231/2348-7240.2018.0010

How to cite : Reddy T P K, Dios A E D, Aldrete M E A, Jorge Alberto G, Perspectives of longevity among Kurichia tribe (Indian Hunter-Gatherers). Ann Geriatr Educ Med Sci 2018;5(1):38-43

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