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  1. Implications for school-based health programmes of age and gender patterns in the Tanzanian primary school.

    Article - En anglais

    This paper examines children's potential access to school health services by analysing data on the demographic structure, enrolment patterns and reported causes of early school-leaving in 347 schools in Tanga Region, Tanzania served by a school-based health programme.

    The analysis indicates that net enrolment ratios have risen over the previous 6 years, particularly among children under 10 years.

    However, in 1994 children were still much older than expected for a basic school population : 81% were adolescents (>=10 years) and the mean age was 12 years.

    These data suggest that schools can provide equitable access to health education and school-based health services for a majority of children, even in a low-income country, and that the primary school population is predominantly adolescent and would benefit from health programmes targeted at that age group.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Médecine scolaire, Programme sanitaire, Distribution, Age, Sexe, Age scolaire, Enfant, Homme, Intérêt, Education santé, Tanzanie, Afrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, School medicine, Sanitary program, Distribution, Age, Sex, School age, Child, Human, Interest, Health education, Tanzania, Africa

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0531420

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 23/03/1999.