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G6PD Deficiency Prevalence and Estimates of Affected Populations in Malaria Endemic Countries: A Geostatistical Model-Based Map

  • Rosalind E. Howes mail,

    rosalind.howes@zoo.ox.ac.uk (REH) (RH); simon.hay@zoo.ox.ac.uk (SIH) (SH)

    Affiliation: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Frédéric B. Piel,

    Affiliation: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Anand P. Patil,

    Affiliation: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Oscar A. Nyangiri,

    Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research-Coast, Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya

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  • Peter W. Gething,

    Affiliation: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Mewahyu Dewi,

    Affiliation: Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Jakarta, Indonesia

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  • Mariana M. Hogg,

    Affiliation: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Katherine E. Battle,

    Affiliation: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Carmencita D. Padilla,

    Affiliations: Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines, Newborn Screening Reference Center, National Institutes of Health (Philippines), Ermita, Manila, Philippines

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  • J. Kevin Baird,

    Affiliations: Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Jakarta, Indonesia, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Simon I. Hay mail

    rosalind.howes@zoo.ox.ac.uk (REH) (RH); simon.hay@zoo.ox.ac.uk (SIH) (SH)

    Affiliation: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001339

About the Authors

Rosalind E. Howes, Frédéric B. Piel, Anand P. Patil, Peter W. Gething, Mariana M. Hogg, Katherine E. Battle, Simon I. Hay
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Oscar A. Nyangiri
Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research-Coast, Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya
Mewahyu Dewi, J. Kevin Baird
Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Jakarta, Indonesia
Carmencita D. Padilla
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines
Carmencita D. Padilla
Newborn Screening Reference Center, National Institutes of Health (Philippines), Ermita, Manila, Philippines
J. Kevin Baird
Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: REH FBP SIH. Performed the experiments: REH FBP OAN MD MMH KEB APP PWG. Analyzed the data: REH FBP APP PWG SIH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CDP. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: REH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: FBP SIH JKB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: REH FBP APP OAN PWG MD MMH KEB CDP JKB SIH. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: REH FBP APP OAN PWG MD MMH KEB CDP JKB SIH.