Mortality trends of missionary staff serving in sub-Saharan Africa were tracked for the period 1945-1985.
For 1945-1970, when more complete incidence data were available, the missionary death rate was approximately 40% lower, after adjustment, than would be expected in a comparable US population.
This trend persisted through 1985.
Between 1945 and 1970, the largest number of fatalities was attributable to malignancy, atherosclerosis, accidents, and infectious disease, and the greatest mortality risks, compared with the US experience, were from homicides, the complications of pregnancy, and infections, notably malaria, hepatitis, and polio.
Mots-clés Pascal : Coopération internationale, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Américain, Tendance, Cause, Afrique, Etude statistique, Missionnaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : International cooperation, Epidemiology, Mortality, American, Trend, Cause, Africa, Statistical study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0073488
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.