Epidemiology of Cholera in Malawi, 2002-2003

dc.contributor.advisorBae, Sejong
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRene, Antonio
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSandhu, Raghbir
dc.creatorNkhoma, Ella
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-22T20:00:37Z
dc.date.available2019-08-22T20:00:37Z
dc.date.issued2004-08-01
dc.date.submitted2013-05-17T09:00:07-07:00
dc.description.abstractNkhoma, Ella, Epidemiology of Cholera in Malawi, 2002-2003. Master of Public Health (Epidemiology), August 2004, 33pp., 4 tables, 3 figures, bibliography, 24 titles. The objective of the present study was to characterize epidemic cholera in Malawi from 2002-2003. National and district-level surveillance records were used for the analyses in this study. The study employed Poisson regression, log-linear analysis, epidemic curve analysis, curve-fitting procedures and epidemic model simulations. District-level determinants of cholera mortality included various sociodemographic indicators. Significant two-way interactions were observed for age and district, with the oldest age group (65+) experiencing the highest risk of symptomatic cholera and residents of Nkhatabay districts also experiencing the most increased risk. Temporal analysis revealed the existence of secondary outbreaks and demonstrated the contribution of preexisting immunity to epidemic dynamics.
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12503/27547
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectCommunity Health
dc.subjectCommunity Health and Preventive Medicine
dc.subjectDigestive System
dc.subjectDigestive System Diseases
dc.subjectDiseases
dc.subjectInequality and Stratification
dc.subjectInternational Public Health
dc.subjectMedicine and Health
dc.subjectMedicine and Health Sciences
dc.subjectPlace and Environment
dc.subjectPublic Health
dc.subjectEpidemic cholera
dc.subjectMalawi
dc.subjectcholera mortality
dc.subjectsocio-demographic indicators
dc.subjectNkhatabay
dc.subjectoutbreaks
dc.titleEpidemiology of Cholera in Malawi, 2002-2003
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentSchool of Public Health
thesis.degree.disciplineEpidemiology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Health

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