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Morbidity pattern among refugees in Eastern Ethiopia.
East Afr Med J 1995; 72(11):728-30EA

Abstract

The population of refugees in eastern Africa and the health problems affecting them are enormous. This study was conducted to document the morbidity pattern among refugees in eastern Ethiopia. The study was conducted to document the morbidity pattern among refugees in eastern Ethiopia. The study utilized a descriptive cross sectional design. Data were collected using a uniform format from all refugee camps in the eastern Ethiopia. Respiratory tract infection and diarrhoeal diseases were identified to be the major causes of morbidity, accounting for 31.8% and 27.3% respectively in children under five years, and for 34.9% and 8.5% respectively in the other age groups. The findings were consistent with other studies done in refugee populations elsewhere. Universality of the problems was noted and a coordinated multidisciplinary approach is recommended to alleviate the health problems of refugees.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affair, Jijiga, Ethiopia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8904065

Citation

Bisrat, F, et al. "Morbidity Pattern Among Refugees in Eastern Ethiopia." East African Medical Journal, vol. 72, no. 11, 1995, pp. 728-30.
Bisrat F, Berhane Y, Mamo A, et al. Morbidity pattern among refugees in Eastern Ethiopia. East Afr Med J. 1995;72(11):728-30.
Bisrat, F., Berhane, Y., Mamo, A., & Asefa, E. (1995). Morbidity pattern among refugees in Eastern Ethiopia. East African Medical Journal, 72(11), pp. 728-30.
Bisrat F, et al. Morbidity Pattern Among Refugees in Eastern Ethiopia. East Afr Med J. 1995;72(11):728-30. PubMed PMID: 8904065.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Morbidity pattern among refugees in Eastern Ethiopia. AU - Bisrat,F, AU - Berhane,Y, AU - Mamo,A, AU - Asefa,E, PY - 1995/11/1/pubmed PY - 1995/11/1/medline PY - 1995/11/1/entrez KW - Africa KW - Africa South Of The Sahara KW - Delivery Of Health Care KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Diseases KW - Eastern Africa KW - Ethiopia KW - Geographic Factors KW - Health KW - Health Services KW - Infections KW - Migrants KW - Migration KW - Morbidity KW - Population KW - Population Dynamics KW - Refugee Camps KW - Refugees KW - Research Report KW - Residence Characteristics KW - Spatial Distribution SP - 728 EP - 30 JF - East African medical journal JO - East Afr Med J VL - 72 IS - 11 N2 - The population of refugees in eastern Africa and the health problems affecting them are enormous. This study was conducted to document the morbidity pattern among refugees in eastern Ethiopia. The study was conducted to document the morbidity pattern among refugees in eastern Ethiopia. The study utilized a descriptive cross sectional design. Data were collected using a uniform format from all refugee camps in the eastern Ethiopia. Respiratory tract infection and diarrhoeal diseases were identified to be the major causes of morbidity, accounting for 31.8% and 27.3% respectively in children under five years, and for 34.9% and 8.5% respectively in the other age groups. The findings were consistent with other studies done in refugee populations elsewhere. Universality of the problems was noted and a coordinated multidisciplinary approach is recommended to alleviate the health problems of refugees. SN - 0012-835X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8904065/Morbidity_pattern_among_refugees_in_Eastern_Ethiopia_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -