Attitudes of rural people in central Ethiopia towards leprosy and a brief comparison with observations on epilepsy.

@article{TekleHaimanot1992AttitudesOR,
  title={Attitudes of rural people in central Ethiopia towards leprosy and a brief comparison with observations on epilepsy.},
  author={Redda Tekle-Haimanot and Lars Forsgren and A Gebre-Mariam and Mitsiwat Abebe and G{\"o}sta Holmgren and Jan Heijbel and Jan Ekstedt},
  journal={Leprosy review},
  year={1992},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={157-68}
}
To find out public attitudes toward leprosy a door-to-door survey was carried out in 1546 sampled households in the rural farming community of Meskan and Mareko in central Ethiopia, where the prevalence of leprosy is estimated to be 1:1000. Attitudes toward leprosy were compared with attitudes to epilepsy, studied in a previously performed survey in the same community. Eighty-seven per cent of the respondents were above the age of 25, and 59.5% were females. There were slightly more Muslims (54… CONTINUE READING

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