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Childhood obesity is a global epidemic and rising trends in overweight and obesity are apparent in both developed and developing countries. Available estimates for the period between the 1980s and 1990s show the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children increased by a magnitude of two to five times in developed countries (e.g. from 11% to over 30% in(More)
BACKGROUND A recent study conducted in some parts of Tanzania has revealed that injuries rank as the third major leading cause of death among the adult population only after tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Critical to any injury prevention activities is a reliable surveillance system. Such a system may for instance be based on hospital registration of injuries.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiologic characteristics of injury cases at Bugando Medical Centre. SETTING Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania. DATA SOURCES Records, registries and case notes in the surgical wards and clinic, casualty, medical record department, radiology and theatre from January 1995 to December 1997. STUDY SAMPLE Cases attended(More)
SETTING Bugando Medical Centre, a referral consultant hospital in the lake zone to which all inmates from Butimba prison are admitted and treated. OBJECTIVE To determine the extent of open (smear-positive) tuberculosis and other types of tuberculosis among prisoners with tuberculosis. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study. Case notes of 501 prisoners from(More)
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