Malaria risk factors in an endemic region of Sri Lanka, and the impact and cost implications of risk factor-based interventions.

@article{Gunawardena1998MalariaRF,
  title={Malaria risk factors in an endemic region of Sri Lanka, and the impact and cost implications of risk factor-based interventions.},
  author={Dissanayake M Gunawardena and Ananda Rajitha Wickremasinghe and Lal Perakum Muthuwatta and S Weerasingha and Jagath Rajakaruna and T Senanayaka and Palle Kotta and Nidarsha Attanayake and Richard P Carter and Kamini N. Mendis},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1998},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={533-42}
}
In an 18-month study of malaria in a population of 1,875 residents in 423 houses in an endemic area in southern Sri Lanka, the risk of malaria was found to be 2.5-fold higher in residents of poorly constructed houses than in those living in houses of good construction type. In residents of poorly constructed houses but not in others, the risk was even greater when the house was located near a source of water that could act as a potential breeding place for malaria vector mosquitoes (P = 0.0001… CONTINUE READING