oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Changes in African disease patterns with western acculturation

Volume 17, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



In brief, as the African departs from his traditional ways for those brought in by western civilisation, he also leaves his more traditional diseases in exchange for more western. The evidence suggests, however, a significant overall gain in decreased morbidity and more favoured longevity.

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