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  1. The agincourt demographic and health study : Site description, baseline findings and implications.

    Article - En anglais

    To present baseline results from first-phase surveillance in the Agincourt field To contrast findings with international and comment on their relevance to health development. prospective community-based study. census, 1992. in South Africa's rural north-east, to the border with Mozambique.

    Subjects

    Entire population the Agincourt subdistrict. measures, Baseline variables for each resident inciuded age, sex. months spent at home during 1991, mother ighest educational standard achieved, and refugee A full demographic profile was constructed.

    Results 

    In 1992 the subdistrict contained 57 609 persons, of whom were Mozambican, with a population density 148 persons per km2.

    Forty-four per cent were under 15 years of age, and the dependency ratio was 93%. Fertility was declining, along with a moderate decline in adult female mortality.

    The approximate total tertility rate was 4.0 ; teenage was common and almost 40% of 19-year-olds had at least one child.

    Over 60% of men and 14% of women in the 49-year age group were migrants, resulting in a high proportion of single-parent househoids.

    Despite improvements, most children experienced delays in reaching primary school, and less than half made the transition to secondary school.

    Educational levels among Mozambican children were lower than those of local children.

    Conclusions

    Agincourt contains a complex mix of communities comprising migrant workers, Mozambicans and a more stable permanent population. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etude sur terrain, Site, Surveillance sanitaire, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Homme, Démographie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Field study, Site, Sanitary surveillance, South Africa(Republic), Africa, Human, Demography

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

    Cote : 99-0457595

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 22/03/2000.