Evidence for an association between hookworm infection and cognitive function in Indonesian school children

  title={Evidence for an association between hookworm infection and cognitive function in Indonesian school children},
  author={H. Sakti and C. Nokes and W. S. Hertanto and S. Hendratno and A. Hall and D. Bundy and Satoto},
  journal={Tropical Medicine & International Health},
  • H. Sakti, C. Nokes, +4 authors Satoto
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Tropical Medicine & International Health
  • Summary The association between helminth infection and cognitive and motor function was investigated in school‐age children in Java, Indonesia. 432 children from 42 primary schools participated in the study. Children were stratified by age and sex into two age groups, 8–9 years and 11–13 years. Children infected with hookworm performed significantly worse than children without hookworm infection in 6 of the 14 cognitive or motor tests. After controlling for school (as a random effect) plus age… CONTINUE READING
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