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Title: Health and nutrition survey of tsunami victims in Phang-Nga Province, Thailand
Authors: Karunee Kwanbunjan
Rungwit Mas-Ngammueng
Phirapol Chusongsang
Yupa Chusongsang
Pannamas Maneekan
Yaowamarn Chantaranipapong
Somchai Pooudong
Piyarat Butraporn
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2006
Citation: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol.37, No.2 (2006), 382-387
Abstract: The post-tsunami health and nutritional statuses of survivors were surveyed three months after the disaster struck. Non-participant observations and questionnaires were used to study the effects of the disaster on their lifestyles and health while residing in temporary shelters provided by the government and private donors. Anthropometries were measured and dietary surveys conducted to elicit nutritional status. Our findings indicated good management of drinking water in the temporary shelters. Toilet construction and water supply were adequate, but wastewater and sewage systems were poorly managed. The study group still suffered from injuries after the disaster, and complained of back pain, stress, and sleep disorders. Most in the study group had unsatisfactory health behaviors, and obesity was an increasing problem among female participants.
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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