Article

Pain as a reason for primary care visits: cross-sectional survey in a rural and periurban health clinic in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 54, issue 3, 2012 , pages: 256–263
DOI: 10.1080/20786204.2012.10874224
Author(s): EU IgumborSchool of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, T PuoaneSchool of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, SA GanskySchool of Dentistry, University of California, USA, O PleshSchool of Dentistry, University of California, USA

Abstract

Background: The burden of pain in primary care has not been described for South Africa. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of pain in primary care and to characterise pain among adult patients attending a rural and a periurban clinic in the Eastern Cape (EC) Province.

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