Title: Health status of villagers in rural Attapeu Province, Lao PDR, with a focus on risk factors for intestinal helminth infections
Author: Linck, Susanne
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2012-11-20 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Abstract_Thesis_ SusanneLinck_20.08.2012.pdf
Description:
Malnutrition and neglected tropical diseases (NTD) such as intestinal helminth infections are of substantial public health concern in less developed countries like Lao PDR, where information on marginalized rural populations, who are especially prone to suffer from ill health, is scarce. The overall study objective was to assess the villagersí state of health in each of the villages including the assessment of risk factors for intestinal helminthic infections. The following two specific objectives were pursued: First, to describe and to evaluate the health status of the villagers in relation to: (i) reported health problems in the last month preceding the survey, (ii) nutritional status including anemia and (iii) intestinal helminth infection; Second, to identify risk factors for intestinal helminth infections of this neglected population.
Classification: 2012 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2012-11-29 06:19:52 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2012-11-29 06:20:38 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-11-29 06:22:54 (W3C-DTF)

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