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Keur Soce Health and Demographic Surveillance Site System in Senegal : Site description, baseline findings and policy implication

Mansour Ndiath, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Aly Gueye, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Roger Tine, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Jean Louis Ndiaye, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Babacar Faye, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Badara Cisse, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Oumar Gaye, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar

Objectives: To present baseline results from first phase Demographic and Health Surveillance in Keur Soce Subdistrict, Senegal. To compare results with national and international data and comment on their relevance to health development . Design: Multi-round prospective community based study, Initial Census 2010 Study area: Keur Soce is located in rural areas in the region of Kaolack, in the district of Ndiédieng. Findings: The total population is 29,645 inhabitants. Forty two were under 15 years of age. The sex ratio is more pronounced for male than female regarding all age categories, except for the reproductive age group. Over 50% of the population are not married. Thus, the married monogamous represent 20% of the population and married polygamous represent 18% of the population. A small proportion of the population has attended a French school (15% Primary, Secondary and Higher 2% 2%). However, the majority of the population attended Koran school (55%).

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Presented in Session 25: Demographic surveillance systems