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Pediatric mortality in Africa: plasmodium falciparum malaria as a cause or risk?

Abstract:

The disability adjusted life year (DALY) approach of defining cause-specific health burdens is becoming the benchmark for international disease control prioritization. For malaria, this categorical approach may not fully capture its burden that includes chronic anemia, low birth weight, and enhancement of the severity of other childhood diseases. We investigated the extent to which malaria acts as a risk factor for all-cause mortality in African children less than five years of age from 1) ec...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Korenromp, EL More by this author
Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
71
Issue:
2 Suppl
Pages:
16-24
Publication date:
2004-08-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:cf7822cb-5326-4ef2-8fd7-c9fef034048a
Source identifiers:
39209
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pubs:39209

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