Assessment of the health status and risk factors of Kham Tibetan pastoralists in the alpine grasslands of the Tibetan plateau.

  title={Assessment of the health status and risk factors of Kham Tibetan pastoralists in the alpine grasslands of the Tibetan plateau.},
  author={Peter M. Foggin and Marion E Torrance and Drashi Dorje and Wenzha Xuri and J Marc Foggin and J. Kenneth Torrance},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={63 9},
The health status of Tibetan herders in the Sanjiangyuan region of the Tibetan Plateau, in southwest Qinghai Province, is assessed in this paper. The field study was conducted in 2002 in the context of a broader community development and research framework, the ultimate goal of which is to achieve an effective region-specific programme of preventative health care and training for Tibetan pastoralists. Specifically, the authors analysed the impact of a number of potentially health-related… CONTINUE READING


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