Use of proxy measures in estimating socioeconomic inequalities in malaria prevalence.

@article{Somi2008UseOP,
  title={Use of proxy measures in estimating socioeconomic inequalities in malaria prevalence.},
  author={Masha F Somi and James R.G. Butler and Farshid Vahid and Joseph D Njau and Stephen Patrick Kachur and Salim Mohammed Abdulla},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={354-64}
}
OBJECTIVES To present and compare socioeconomic status (SES) rankings of households using consumption and an asset-based index as two alternative measures of SES; and to compare and evaluate the performance of these two measures in multivariate analyses of the socioeconomic gradient in malaria prevalence. METHODS Data for the study come from a survey of 557 households in 25 study villages in Tanzania in 2004. Household SES was determined using consumption and an asset-based index calculated… CONTINUE READING
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