A community paediatric geographical information system using hospital-based inpatient data was created to monitor longitudinal child health trends, to define paediatric priorities and to generate research ideas and interventions in a large and very fragmented health ward.
This epidemiological tool has been used to describe measles admission trends over a 4-year period (1987-1990), which included a severe measles epidemic.
The examination of these trends in progressively finer geographical categories has identified a number of areas with a particularly high incidence of measles and has provided useful guidelines for subsequent community-based research.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rougeole, Virose, Infection, Enfant, Homme, Surveillance, Santé, Epidémiologie, République Sud Africaine, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Measles, Viral disease, Infection, Child, Human, Surveillance, Health, Epidemiology, South Africa, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0010233
Code Inist : 002B05C02C. Création : 199406.