oa CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - AIDS briefs

Volume 23, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... AIDS BRIEFS July 2005 Vol.23 No.7 CME 361 AIDS BRIEFS Investigators set out to quantify and describe orphan incidence in Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe, using an open cohort study. They looked at 13 740 and 10 308 children, aged 0 - 14 years, identified in household censuses in four socio-economic strata, in 1998 - 2000 and 2001 - 2003, and 10 184 children seen in both censuses, a 74% follow-up. They found that all forms of orphanhood increased. The overall rate of losing a parent among non-orphans was 27.5 per 1 000 person-years. Paternal orphan incidence was higher than maternal ..

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