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Tuberculosis risk factors in Lephalale local municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-06 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-10T11:15:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-10T11:15:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-19 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10964
dc.description.abstract Lephalale local municipality is the leading sub-district in Limpopo province with 9.8% of deaths caused by tuberculosis. This study aimed to describe the risk factors for TB in Lephalale local municipality. A quantitative descriptive, cross-sectional survey design was used to target 148 registered TB patients aged 18 years and above in the sub-district's 6 clinics. Approval and ethical clearance was obtained from the relevant authorities (SHS/15/PH/14/2006). Only respondents who agreed in writing to be part of the study were included. Ethical research principles were observed. A researcher-developed self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data. The data were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences' version 22.0. Of 148 respondents, a high proportion of diagnosed TB patients (43.24%) were receiving less than R1 000 per month; the majority (53.38%) were unemployed; 22% were overcrowded in a single room; 31.8% had skipped taking TB medication at some point; 12% had previously worked in the mining industries; 37.16% never opened windows: 39.19% were from a rural settlement. TB risk factors in Lephalale include overcrowding, inadequate ventilation, TB treatment interruption, rural settlement, working in a mine, and low income. Educating communities about improving ventilation and treatment adherence as well as community empowerment with entrepreneurial skills might assist. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject TUBERCULOSIS en
dc.subject LIMPOPO PROVINCE en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title Tuberculosis risk factors in Lephalale local municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 1(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle South African Family Practice en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9807 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=18412 en
dc.PageNumber 1-6 en
dc.outputnumber 8697 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ramaliba, T.M., Tshitangano, T.G., Akinsola, H.A. & Thendele, M. (2017) Tuberculosis risk factors in Lephalale local municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa. <i>South African Family Practice</i>. 1(1):1-6. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ramaliba, T.M. en
dc.contributor.author2 Tshitangano, T.G. en
dc.contributor.author3 Akinsola, H.A. en
dc.contributor.author4 Thendele, M. en

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