Journal of Public Health: From Theory to Practice (2018) 26:177–184 DOI 10.1007/s10389-017-0846-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Epidemiological and rehabilitation analyses of patients with hearing disabilities of Uyghur and Han Chinese ethnicities in Xinjiang, China: a comparative study 1,2 2 3 4 5 Le Wang & Alim Aili & Qin Liu & Yu Chen & Hua Yao Received: 17 January 2017 /Accepted: 20 September 2017 /Published online: 4 December 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017, corrected publication January/2018 Abstract random sampling, and the χ test was used for data Aim The main objective of this study was to explore the analysis. differences in epidemiological characteristics and rehabil- Results Our results disclosed a higher prevalence of hearing itation needs between Uyghur and Han Chinese ethnici- disabilities in males than females. Moreover, the recovery ser- ties, with a view to providing a foundation for the devel- vice demand rate of patients from Southern Xinjiang was opment of effective hearing-disability rehabilitation poli- higher than that of individuals from Northern Xinjiang. The cies in Xinjiang, China. We conducted a population-based collective findings strongly highlight the overall need to focus epidemiological study. The epidemiological characteris- on meeting the high demand for barrier-free facilities and as- tics of the
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