Housing Improvements and Malaria Risk in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Multi-Country Analysis of Survey Data

@inproceedings{Tusting2017HousingIA,
  title={Housing Improvements and Malaria Risk in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Multi-Country Analysis of Survey Data},
  author={Lucy S Tusting and Christian Bottomley and Harry S. Gibson and I. Kleinschmidt and Andrew J. Tatem and Steve W Lindsay and Peter W. Gething},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Improvements to housing may contribute to malaria control and elimination by reducing house entry by malaria vectors and thus exposure to biting. We tested the hypothesis that the odds of malaria infection are lower in modern, improved housing compared to traditional housing in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). METHODS AND FINDINGS We analysed 15 Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and 14 Malaria Indicator Surveys (MIS) conducted in 21 countries in SSA between 2008 and 2015 that measured… CONTINUE READING
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