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  1. Health status of Orang Asli (aborigine) community in Pos Piah, Sungai Siput, Perak, malaysia.

    Article - En anglais

    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

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0394016

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 25/01/1999.