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
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0531420
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 23/03/1999.