Beirut: A Health Profile 1984–1994
These are the findings of a ten-year follow-up study to the “1984 Beirut." This book provides a rich array of statistics and information as well as comparative data on the population of Beirut at two different points in time. Changes in demographics and health statuses, use of health services, and the prevalence of chronic and acute diseases are assessed. In addition to providing data unique to a city that had recently experienced fifteen years of civil war, the book describes approaches useful to students of survey methodology. In a country that has lacked reliable health information systems for much of its existence, these surveys present a valuable alternative for the development of future health care services. Lists of figures and tables, chapter abstracts, and questionnaires are presented in both English and Arabic.