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Tribal differences in perception of tuberculosis: A possible role in tuberculosis control in Arusha, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mfinanga, S. G.
dc.contributor.author Mørkve, O.
dc.contributor.author Kazwala, R. R.
dc.contributor.author Cleaveland, S.
dc.contributor.author Sharp, J. M.
dc.contributor.author Shirima, G.
dc.contributor.author Nilsen, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-26T15:52:45Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-26T15:52:45Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.issn 1027-3719
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2453
dc.description The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Vol 7, No. 10, 2003. en_US
dc.description.abstract SETTING: Arusha, Tanzania. OBJECTIVE: To determine tribal differences in knowledge and practices that might influence tuberculosis control. METHOD: Twenty-seven villages were selected randomly out of 242 villages in four districts. In each village, a general and a livestock keeping group were selected at random. The households were home-visited and 426 family members were interviewed. RESULTS: On average, 40% of respondents practiced habits that might expose them to both bovine and human tuberculosis. The Barabaig tribe had a significantly higher number of respondents (50%, X2(2) = 5.1, P = 0.024) who did not boil milk. Eating uncooked meat or meat products was practised by 17.9% of all respondents. The habit was practised more by Iraqw (21.1%, X2(2) = 6.9, P = 0.008) and Barabaig (31.6%, X2(2) = 5.6, P = 0.016) than other tribes. About 75% of the respondents had a poor knowledge of tuberculosis. CONCLUSION: All tribes had habits and beliefs that might expose them to both bovine and human tuberculosis. The Iraqw and Barabaig tribes practised such habits more than other tribes. Knowledge of tuberculosis was limited in all tribes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. en_US
dc.subject Perception en_US
dc.subject Tribes en_US
dc.subject Tuberculosis en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Tuberculosis control en_US
dc.title Tribal differences in perception of tuberculosis: A possible role in tuberculosis control in Arusha, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1027-3719/ en_US


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