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Standardizing estimates of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate

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Background: The Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate (PfPR) is a commonly reported index of malaria transmission intensity. PfPR rises after birth to a plateau before declining in older children and adults. Studies of populations with different age ranges generally report average PfPR, so age is an important source of heterogeneity in reported PfPR data. This confounds simple comparisons of PfPR surveys conducted at different times or places. Methods: Several algorithms for standardizing PfPR ...

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10.1186/1475-2875-6-131

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"Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA", "University of Florida"
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Department of Zoology & Emerging Pathogens Institute
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"University of Oxford", "Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI- Wellcome Trust- Collaborative Programme, Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds, Nairobi, Kenya"
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Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group
Department:
Malaria Public Health & Epidemiology Group
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"Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI- Wellcome Trust- Collaborative Programme, Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds, Nairobi, Kenya", "University of Oxford"
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Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine,Centre for (CCVTM)
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"University of Oxford", "Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI- Wellcome Trust- Collaborative Programme, Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds, Nairobi, Kenya"
Research group:
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group
Department:
Malaria Public Health & Epidemiology Group
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Malaria Journal Journal website
Volume:
6
Article number:
131
Publication date:
2007-09-01
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1475-2875
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English
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Deposit date:
2008-10-29

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