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Volume 12, Number 10—October 2006

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Spatial Epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax, Afghanistan

Simon Brooker*Comments to Author , Toby Leslie*†, Kate Kolaczinski*†, Engineer Mohsen†, Najeebullah Mehboob‡, Sarah Saleheen†, Juma Khudonazarov†, Tim Freeman†, Archie Clements*, Mark Rowland*, and Jan Kolaczinski*†
Author affiliations: *London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom; †HealthNet-TPO, Peshawar, Pakistan; ‡Ministry of Public Health, Kabul, Afghanistan

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Logistic regression model for the probability of Plasmodium vivax transmission, 333 villages in Afghanistan, 2005*

Variable Odds ratio Standard error 95% confidence interval p value
Average normalized difference vegetation index 1.004 0.002 1.001–1.007 0.013
Distance to river <5 km 1.075 0.077 1.010–1.567 0.012

*Wald χ2, 14.26; probability>χ2, 0.0008; log pseudo-likelihood, –184.38873; pseudo R2, 0.062.

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