Control of neonatal tetanus in southern Thailand.
Prior to 1989, Krabi and Satun, two neighbouring provinces with similar socioeconomic background and health service coverage, had the highest reported incidence rates of neonatal tetanus in Thailand (3 per 1000 livebirths).
A control programme was conducted between 1989 and 1991.
The objective of this study was to examine changes in prevalence of risk factors among the population and changes in incidence rates of this disease due to this programme.
Two 30-cluster surveys to measure prevalence rates of risk factors were conducted in Krabi, before and after the campaign.
Information on incidence was obtained from routine surveillance.
The intervention in Krabi consisted of mass immunization and intensive education for traditional birth attendants (TBA) whereas only the latter was carried out in Satun.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tétanos, Bactériose, Infection, Nouveau né, Homme, Prévention, Vaccination, Education sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Prévalence, Thaïlande, Asie, Sud, Système nerveux pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tetanus, Bacteriosis, Infection, Newborn, Human, Prevention, Vaccination, Health education, Sanitary program, Epidemiology, Incidence, Prevalence, Thailand, Asia, South, Nervous system diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0060410
Code Inist : 002B05B02I. Création : 199406.