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Title: Determinants of acquiring malaria among displaced people in Khartoum state, Sudan
Authors: Saeed, I.E.
Ahmed, E.S.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among displaced people in Khartoum state to determine risk factors associated with malaria. Data were collected from 856 households about sociodemographic characteristics, history of malaria, and knowledge, attitudes and treatment-seeking behaviour. Overall, 68.2% reported a malaria attack among household members in the previous year. Risk of malaria attack was significantly associated with tribe, language, education, water supply and food expenditure. The highest rates of attack were among local language speakers [85.5%] and illiterate residents [70.4%]. Half the respondents [50.2%] delayed seeking treatment for malaria. Knowledge, attitudes and practices had no association with malaria attacks, except for a 4.7-fold increased risk of malaria when obtaining water from carts rather than wells
Description: 581-592
Keywords: Cross-Sectional Studies
Educational Status
Food Habits
Health Behavior
Health Surveys
Self Medication
Socioeconomic Factors
Urban Health
Water Supply
Subject: Attitude to Health
ISSN: 1020-3397
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