The elderly patients as seen at muhimbili medical center, Tanzania.
Ageing is fast developing in Tanzania like in most developing countries against a background of many unsolved intrastructural problems.
Persons aged 60 years and over constituted only about one percent of the total population in 1961 to 4% of 23.2 million people in 1988.
Ageing is a process associated with chronic and disabling diseases.
A two year hospital based study at the teaching hospital revealed five major diseases, similar to those in the western world, except for infectious diseases which accounted fora sixth of the total diagnoses.
Socio-medical interview of 100 elderly patients uncovered that widowhood among females was ten times more than among males.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Maladie, Chronique, Age, Sexe, Distribution, Tanzanie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Disease, Chronic, Age, Sex, Distribution, Tanzania, Epidemiology, Human, Africa
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0011691
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.