Health status of Orang Asli (aborigine) community in Pos Piah, Sungai Siput, Perak, malaysia.
A study ofhealth status of Orang Asli population (based on physical examination findings) was conducted in 4 villages in Pos Piah, Sungai Siput Perak, Malaysia.
In all 356 individuals between 4 months - 72 years old (178 males and 178 females) participated in this study.
Poor general health status, physical and mental handicaps were seen in 7.8%, 0.3% and 0.3% of the population, respectively.
About one-fifth of the population had dental caries Splenomegaly, hepatomegaly and hepatosplenomegaly were among the commonest abnormalities with the occurrence rates of 19.8%, 13.7% and 6.7%, respectively, being detected in the population.
About one-fifth of the population showed signs suggestive of protein-energy deficiency ; whilst less than 5% showed signs indicative of riboflavin, iodine and iron deficiencies.
Vitamin A deficiency was the commonest nutritional deficiency identified in this community with almost 38.4% of them showing signs of the deficiency.
The commonest skin infection was scabies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Aborigène, Malaisie, Asie, Etat nutritionnel, Etiologie, Prévalence, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Aboriginal, Malaysia, Asia, Nutritional status, Etiology, Prevalence, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0394016
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 25/01/1999.