Universal Journal of Public Health Vol. 5(7), pp. 392 - 402
DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2017.050707
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Assessing the Impact of Climatic Variables on Malaria Cases among Pregnant Women in South-Western Nigeria


Babajide Sadiq *, Perry Brown
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Public Health, Florida A&M University, 1601 S Martin Luther King, USA

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of climatic factors on malaria cases among pregnant women in Ogun State. A zero-truncated negative binomial regression was used to analyze the effect of meteorological variables and malaria cases among pregnant women using a 10 year historical data from January 2004 to December 2013. A bivariate analysis shows an association between rainfall ((0.000935), 95% CI 0.00026-0.00161, p-value 0.0070), humidity ((0.007698), 95% CI 0.00054-0.01486, p-value 0.0353), and maximum temperature ((-0.04628), 95% CI -0.08037- -0.01219, p-value 0.0082) and malaria cases among pregnant women. There is a significant relationship between meteorological variables and malaria cases among pregnant women in Ogun State, Nigeria.

KEYWORDS
Zero-truncated Negative Binomial, Meteorological Variables, Malaria

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Babajide Sadiq , Perry Brown , "Assessing the Impact of Climatic Variables on Malaria Cases among Pregnant Women in South-Western Nigeria," Universal Journal of Public Health, Vol. 5, No. 7, pp. 392 - 402, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2017.050707.

(b). APA Format:
Babajide Sadiq , Perry Brown (2017). Assessing the Impact of Climatic Variables on Malaria Cases among Pregnant Women in South-Western Nigeria. Universal Journal of Public Health, 5(7), 392 - 402. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2017.050707.