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Is There Evidence for Dual Causation Between Malaria and Socioeconomic Status? Findings from Rural Tanzania

Somi, Masha; Butler, James; Vahid, Farshid; Njau, Joseph; Kachur, S Patrick; Abdulla, Salim


Malaria's relationship with socioeconomic status at the macroeconomic level has been established. This is the first study to explore this relationship at the microeconomic (household) level and estimate the direction of association. Malaria prevalence was measured by parasitemia, and household socioeconomic status was measured using an asset based index. Results from an instrumental variable probit model suggest that socioeconomic status is negatively associated with malaria parasitemia. Other...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene


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