Area-based sampling for an epidemiological study on injury patterns and risk factors in a low-income urban setting in sub-Saharan Africa

Michael L Wilson & Stephen P. Seifert
Unintentional injuries represent an important health threat to the lives of children and adolescents world-wide. The epidemic of injury and resulting harm such as disability or death, are likely to be the most severe in the low- and middle-income countries of the African continent. The following paper is intended to document an area-based sampling method designed to facilitate an epidemiological study to examine injury patterns among children and adolescents in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We...