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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
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
71
Issue:
2 Suppl
Pages:
16-24
Publication date:
2004-08-01
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Source identifiers:
39209
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:39209
UUID:
uuid:cf7822cb-5326-4ef2-8fd7-c9fef034048a
Local pid:
pubs:39209
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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