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Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 54, Issue 10, pp 867–870 | Cite as

Revised Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale: Explained and updated

  • Rahul SharmaEmail author
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Abstract

Some of the facets of the Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale sometimes create confusion and require explanation on how to classify, and need some minor updates to bring the scale up-to-date. This article provides a revised scale that allows for the real-time update of the scale.

Key words

Health Social status Urban Validity 

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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Community MedicineUniversity College of Medical Science and GTB HospitalDelhiIndia

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