Geostatistical modelling of soil-transmitted helminth infection in Cambodia: do socioeconomic factors improve predictions?

@article{KaragiannisVoules2015GeostatisticalMO,
  title={Geostatistical modelling of soil-transmitted helminth infection in Cambodia: do socioeconomic factors improve predictions?},
  author={Dimitrios-Alexios Karagiannis-Voules and Peter Odermatt and Patricia Biedermann and Virak Khieu and Fabian Sch{\"a}r and Sinuon Muth and J{\"u}rg Utzinger and Penelope Vounatsou},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2015},
  volume={141 Pt B},
  pages={
          204-12
        }
}
Soil-transmitted helminth infections are intimately connected with poverty. Yet, there is a paucity of using socioeconomic proxies in spatially explicit risk profiling. We compiled household-level socioeconomic data pertaining to sanitation, drinking-water, education and nutrition from readily available Demographic and Health Surveys, Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys and World Health Surveys for Cambodia and aggregated the data at village level. We conducted a systematic review to identify… CONTINUE READING
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