This is a prevalence study of chronic illness and disability in Jordanian children 0-7 years of age living in Sweileh, a suburb of Amman.
The study was performed in 1991.
A total number of 2528 children were examined, representing more than 95% ofthe children 0-7 years in the catchment area.
Of these, 198 (7.8%) had a disability or a chronic disease.
Fifty-eight children (2.6%) were classified as moderately or severely affected.
Boys were in the majority.
Compared with the findings in European and American studies, congenital eye diseases and severe mental retardation were common while atopic diseases were rare.
Consanguinity seemed to be important in the aetiology of chronic diseases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Jordanie, Enfant, Age préscolaire, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Chronique, Maladie, Handicap, Asie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Jordan, Child, Preschool age, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Chronic, Disease, Handicap, Asia, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0459454
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.