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Functional illiteracy burden in soil-transmitted helminth (STH) endemic regions of the Philippines: An ecological study and geographical prediction for 2017

Owada, Kei; Nielsen, Mark; Lau, Colleen; Yakob, Laith; Clements, Archie; Leonardo, Lydia; Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo


Background Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections remain highly endemic across the Philippines, and are believed to be important contributors to delayed cognitive development of school-aged children. Identification of communities where children are at risk of functional illiteracy is important for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals target for literacy. We aimed to quantify the associations between the spatial variation of STH infections and functional literacy indicators...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007494
Access Rights: Open Access


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