Health status of Ethiopian refugees in the United States
American Journal of Public Health
The health status of 239 Ethiopian refugees in the United States was evaluated. Over 70 per cent were males 15-30 years old. Positive PPDs (purified protein derivative of tuberculin) were observed in 72 per cent and 3.4 per cent had abnormal chest x-rays. One patient had active tuberculosis. Other laboratory abnormalities included: intestinal parasites (36.7 per cent), anemia (14.9 per cent), eosinophilia (14 per cent), positive syphilis serology (7.5 per cent), and hepatitis B surface antigenemia (9.4 per cent). The most prevalent intestinal parasites were Giardia lamblia, Trichuris trichiura, and Schistosoma mansoni.
Parenti, D., Lucas, D., Lee, A., & Hollenkamp, R. (1987). Health status of Ethiopian refugees in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 77 (12). http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.77.12.1542