Estimating the number of helminthic infections in the Republic of Cameroon from data on infection prevalence in schoolchildren.

@article{Brooker2000EstimatingTN,
  title={Estimating the number of helminthic infections in the Republic of Cameroon from data on infection prevalence in schoolchildren.},
  author={Simon J. Brooker and Christl A. Donnelly and Helen L. Guyatt},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2000},
  volume={78 12},
  pages={1456-65}
}
INTRODUCTION The prevalence of infection with helminths is markedly dependent on age, yet estimates of the total number of infections are typically based on data only from school-aged children. Such estimates, although useful for advocacy, provide inadequate information for planning control programmes and for quantifying the burden of disease. Using readily available data on the prevalence of infection in schoolchildren, the relation between the prevalence of infection in school-aged children… CONTINUE READING

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