Stanifer JW, Egger JR, Turner EL, Thielman N, Patel UD. Neighborhood clustering of non-communicable diseases: results from a community-based study in Northern Tanzania. BMC public health. 2016 Mar 5;16(16). 226 p. PMID: 26944390 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4779220
In order to begin to address the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa, high quality community-based epidemiological studies from the region are urgently needed. Cluster-designed sampling methods may be most efficient, but designing such studies requires assumptions about the clustering of the outcomes of interest. Currently, few studies from Sub-Saharan Africa have been published that describe the clustering of NCDs. Therefore, we report the neighborhood clustering of several NCDs from a community-based study in Northern Tanzania.