A survey of the health of British missionaries.

  title={A survey of the health of British missionaries.},
  author={R Peppiatt and Peter Byass},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  volume={41 345},
The results of medical examinations carried out on 212 missionary personnel from one missionary society returning on leave to the UK are presented. The great majority of missionaries worked in developing countries. They served in 27 countries altogether and for a total of 488 person years. The commonest illnesses reported overseas were malaria (87.3 per 1000 person years at risk), diarrhoea (63.5), anxiety (63.5), depression (41.0) and giardiasis (38.9). More illnesses were reported from West… CONTINUE READING
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