Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Research Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 4 Issue: 1

Attributable Fraction Estimates for Malaria in Pregnant Women in Southwest Nigeria

Oluwatoyin Bello1, Alaba Ajibola Lamidi-Sarumoh2, Oyindamola Bidemi Yusuf1*, Joshua Odunayo Akinyemi1, Ikeoluwapo Oyeneye Ajayi1 and Catherine Olufunke Falade3
1Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
2Department of Statistics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
3Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Corresponding author : Oyindamola Bidemi Yusuf
Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: May 18, 2014 Accepted: December 29, 2014 Published: January 05, 2015
Citation: Bello O, Lamidi-Sarumoh AA, Yusuf OB, Akinyemi JO, Ajayi IO, et al. (2015) Attributable Fraction Estimates for Malaria in Pregnant Women in Southwest Nigeria. J Womens Health, Issues Care 4:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000174

Abstract

Attributable Fraction Estimates for Malaria in Pregnant Women in Southwest Nigeria

Malaria in pregnancy remains a public health problem. It is beneficial to characterize the clinical presentation of malaria based on clinical complaints in pregnant women living in endemic areas and estimate the proportion of any sign/symptoms attributable to malaria which is important in the evaluation of the adequacy of case management. Hence, in this study, we characterized the clinical presentation of malaria based on complaints in pregnant women living in endemic areas and estimated the proportion of an episode of any sign/symptoms attributable to malaria (MAF) by modeling the relationship between quantitative P. falciparum parasitemia and clinical illness.

Keywords: Attributable Fraction; Malaria Clinical Presentation; Pregnancy; Nigeria

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