Demographics and disease prevalence of two new refugee groups in San Francisco. The Ethiopian and Afghan refugees.

@article{McCaw1985DemographicsAD,
  title={Demographics and disease prevalence of two new refugee groups in San Francisco. The Ethiopian and Afghan refugees.},
  author={Brigid R McCaw and Paul R Delay},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={143 2},
  pages={271-5}
}
Of all the Ethiopian (N=110) and Afghan (N=59)refugees seen at the Refugee Screening Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center between May 1982 and July 1983, most were young men and more than 80% of each group were unable to speak English. The most frequently noted medical conditions in both groups were pathogenic parasites, dental caries and skin disorders. Most had positive PPD tests, but only a few cases of class A or class B tuberculosis were found. Among the Ethiopians two… CONTINUE READING

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