What is Known About Health and Morbidity in the Pediatric Population of Muslim Bedouins in Southern Israel: A Descriptive Review of the Literature from the Past Two Decades

Yulia Treister-Goltzman, Roni Peleg

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Abstract

The Bedouins comprise one of the ethnic groups in Israeli society. They are Muslims, most of who live in the Negev desert region of southern Israel and live by their unique traditions and customs. At the present they are going through a period of “society in transition”, a unique condition that has ramifications for health and morbidity. In recent years the number of publications on the health of Bedouins in the Negev has increased. Recognition of unique socio-economic features, characteristics of health and diseases can help the medical team treat various health problems in this population as well as other populations with similar characteristics. In the present paper we survey and discuss publications on the health of Bedouin children over the past 20 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)940-946
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Jun 2015

Keywords

  • Bedouin
  • Ethnic origin
  • Health of children
  • Muslim

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