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Parasitemia, anemia, and malarial anemia in infants and young children in a rural holoendemic Plasmodium falciparum transmission area.

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dc.contributor.author Were,T,
dc.contributor.author Ong'echa, J. M.
dc.contributor.author Keller, CC
dc.contributor.author Ouma, C
dc.contributor.author Otieno, Richard O.
dc.contributor.author Landis-Lewis, Z
dc.contributor.author Ochiel, D
dc.contributor.author Slingluff, JL
dc.contributor.author Mogere, S
dc.contributor.author Ogonji, GA
dc.contributor.author Orago, A. S.
dc.contributor.author Vulule, JM
dc.contributor.author Kaplan, SS
dc.contributor.author Day, RD
dc.contributor.author Perkins, D. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-13T12:27:31Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-13T12:27:31Z
dc.date.issued 200-03
dc.identifier.citation Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Mar;74(3):376-85. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/7617
dc.description.abstract Malarial anemia (MA) is a multifactorial disease for which the complex etiological basis is only partially defined. The association of clinical, nutritional, demographic, and socioeconomic factors with parasitemia, anemia, and MA was determined for children presenting at a hospital in a holoendemic area of Plasmodium falciparum transmission in western Kenya. Parasitemia was not associated with malaria disease severity. In univariate logistic regression, fever was significantly associated with parasitemia, and wasting was associated with increased presentation of MA. Caretaker's level of education and occupation were significantly correlated with parasitemia, anemia, and MA. Housing structure was also significantly associated with parasitemia and anemia. Bed net use was protective against parasitemia but not anemia or MA. Multivariate logistic regression models demonstrated that fever, mother's occupation, and bed net use were associated with parasitemia. In the current study, none of the factors were associated with anemia or MA in the multivariate models. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene en_US
dc.title Parasitemia, anemia, and malarial anemia in infants and young children in a rural holoendemic Plasmodium falciparum transmission area. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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