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Barriers to tuberculosis care: a qualitative study among Somali pastoralists in Ethiopia

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Title
Barriers to tuberculosis care: a qualitative study among Somali pastoralists in Ethiopia
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BMC Research Notes, March 2010
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-3-86
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Abdi A Gele, Mette Sagbakken, Fekadu Abebe, Gunnar A Bjune

Abstract

At the dawn of the third millennium, while the control of the second biggest infectious killer in the world (tuberculosis [TB]) is an international priority, millions of pastoralist communities in the Horn of Africa are struggling to access TB care. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of pastoralist TB patients remain to be a challenge in TB control programs in many countries in this region, where pastoralism is a common means of livelihood. Better understanding of community perceptions of TB and its management could help identify reasons for the delay in diagnosis of TB among pastoral communities. The aim of this study is to explore barriers delaying diagnosis among pastoralist TB patients in the Somali Regional State (SRS) of Ethiopia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 104 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 27%
Researcher 19 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 10%
Student > Bachelor 7 6%
Other 20 19%
Unknown 9 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 33%
Social Sciences 23 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 4%
Environmental Science 4 4%
Other 17 16%
Unknown 17 16%

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