Pastoralist Community's Perception of Tuberculosis: A Quantitative Study from Shinille Area of Ethiopia

  title={Pastoralist Community's Perception of Tuberculosis: A Quantitative Study from Shinille Area of Ethiopia},
  author={Samuel Melaku and Hardeep Rai Sharma and Getahun Asres Alemie},
  booktitle={Tuberculosis research and treatment},
Background. In Ethiopia the prevalence of all forms of TB is estimated at 261/100 000 population, leading to an annual mortality rate of 64/100 000 population. The incidence rate of smear-positive TB is 108/100 000 population. Objectives. To assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding TB among pastoralists in Shinille district, Somali region, Ethiopia. Method. A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted among 821 pastoralists aged >18 years and above from February to May… CONTINUE READING
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