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Gambia Malaria Data

Malaria prevalence in children in Gambia. The data are constructed from the gambia dataframe in the geoR package (Diggle and Ribeiro, 2007) by village aggregation.

Keywords
datasets
Usage
data(malaria)
Format

A data frame with the 65 observations with the following variables

x x-coordinate of the village (UTM).
y y-coordinate of the village (UTM).
cases number of sampled children with malaria in each village.
size number of sampled children in each village.
age mean age of the sampled children in each village.
netuse frequency of sampled children who regularly sleep under a bed-net in each village.
treated frequency of sampled children whose bed-net is treated.
green measure of vegetation green-ness in the immediate vicinity of the village.
phc indicator variable denoting the presence (1) or absence (0) of a health center in the village.
area indicator of the village area (Diggle et al., 2002).

References

Thomson, M., Connor, S., D Alessandro, U., Rowlingson, B., Diggle, P., Cresswell, M. and Greenwood, B. (1999). Predicting malaria infection in Gambian children from satellite data and bednet use surveys: the importance of spatial correlation in the interpretation of results. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 61, 2--8.

Diggle, P., Moyeed, R., Rowlingson, B. and Thomson, M. (2002). Childhood malaria in The Gambia: a case-study in model-based geostatistics, Applied Statistics 51, 493--506.

Aliases
  • malaria
Examples
# NOT RUN {
data(malaria)
# }
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