Righetti, Aurélie A.. Aetiology of anaemia and public health implications in the Taabo health demographic surveillance system, south-central Côte d'Ivoire. 2014, PhD Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.
Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/diss/DissB_10752
The overarching goal of this PhD thesis was to deepen the understanding of the aetiology of anaemia in infants, school-aged children and young women in the Taabo health demographic surveillance system, south-central Côte d’Ivoire. Pursuing a 14-month prospective longitudinal monitoring, we identified specific socio-demographic, parasitic, inflammatory, and micronutrient variables that are associated with anaemia in the three target age groups. Further analysis investigated the effects of inflammation and Plasmodium falciparum infection on iron status biomarkers. These biomedical and demographic investigations were complemented with a more qualitative piece, studying cultural concepts and local knowledge of various anaemia-related diseases. Potential implications of these findings for public health are discussed.
|Committee Members:||Brittenham, Gary M.|
|Faculties and Departments:||09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Eco System Health Sciences > Health Impact Assessment (Utzinger)|
|Bibsysno:||Link to catalogue|
|Number of Pages:||204 p.|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2016 10:55|
|Deposited On:||26 May 2014 15:08|
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