Prevalence of skin disease in rural Tanzania and factors influencing the choice of health care, modern or traditional.

@article{Satimia1998PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of skin disease in rural Tanzania and factors influencing the choice of health care, modern or traditional.},
  author={F T Satimia and Sandy R McBride and Barbara Leppard},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={134 11},
  pages={1363-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of skin disease in a rural Tanzanian community and to investigate the health-seeking behavior of this community. DESIGN The study was in 3 parts: (1) 120 heads of households were interviewed to determine the factors that influence the families' health-seeking behavior; (2) the 800 members of these families were examined for evidence of skin disease; and (3) a focus group discussion was held with influential members of the community to get a broader view… CONTINUE READING

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