A socio economic, health and cultural survey in Soweto

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  • The socio-economic, health and nutritional status of 186 families in Diepkloof, Soweto, was studied. The results, detailed in the text, reveal considerable socio-economic ills, of which the most important is the observation that 30% of the families existed below the poverty datum line, even when there was more than one wage-earner. More emphasis on health education and the promotion by health personnel of a better understanding of the backgrounds of clinic and hospital patients are urgent priorities for health services.
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  • Shuenyane E; Mashigo S; Eyberg C; Richardson BD; Buchanan N; Pettifor J; MacDougall L; Hansen JD
  • Start Page

  • 495
  • End Page

  • 500
  • Volume

  • 51
  • Issue

  • 15