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dc.contributor.authorMa, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorOoi, Eng Eong
dc.contributor.authorGoh, Kee Tai
dc.coverage.spatialNew DelhiEN
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-13T06:55:14Z
dc.date.available2015-05-13T06:55:14Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/170464
dc.descriptionDengue Bulletin. 2008; 32: 17-28.EN
dc.description.abstractCommunity participation is critical in sustaining vector population control activities in order to preventdengue transmission. However, disease exposure in a community is often not uniform across the entirepopulation and the identification of “at-risk” groups would enable the disease prevention effort to befocused and thus cost-effective. We performed ecological data analyses to study the association betweensocioeconomic variables and dengue incidence in Singapore from 1998 to 2002. Our results indicatedthat the DF/DHF incidence was ecologically associated with some socioeconomic/demographiccharacteristics of the population. Areas with a high proportion of socioeconomically disadvantagedresidents had also a significantly higher DF/DHF incidence. The Aedes population density of larvae wasnot related to this difference in the DF/DHF incidence, indicating that additional risk factors werepresent in these population sub-groups, and that dengue control in Singapore could benefit from amore focused effort in outreach to the population of relatively lower socioeconomic levels.EN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.publisherWHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.EN
dc.subjectDengue Hemorrhagic FeverEN
dc.subjectSocioeconomic FactorsEN
dc.subjectDengue Hemorrhagic Fever --prevention and controlEN
dc.subjectDengueEN
dc.subjectSocioeconomicEN
dc.subjectGeographicalEN
dc.subjectSingaporeEN
dc.titleSocioeconomic determinants of dengue incidence in Singapore.EN
dc.typeJournal / periodical articlesEN


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