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Age and gender effects in self-reported urinary schistosomiasis in Tanzania

Barnett, Adrian G; Nyandindi, U; Lwambo, Nicholas J S; Kihamia, Charles M; Blair, L; Clements, Archie


Objectives: To characterize age-gender prevalence profiles of urinary schistosomiasis according to the questionnaire responses, compare the profiles to field survey data from selected regions, and determine if the profiles varied spatially throughout Tanzania. Methods: In 2004, a national school-based questionnaire survey for self-reported schistosomiasis and blood in urine (BIU) was conducted in all regions of mainland Tanzania, to assist targeted mass distribution of praziquantel. Field...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Tropical Medicine and International Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02048.x


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