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Are intestinal parasites fuelling the rise in dual burden households in Venezuela?

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Show simple item record Campos Ponce, M. Incani, R. N. Pinelli, E. ten Kulve, N. Ramak, R. Polman, K. Doak, C. M. 2013-05-24T10:55:23Z 2013-05-24T10:55:23Z 2013
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dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: In developing countries undergoing rapid economic development, the number of dual burden households (i.e. co-existing overweight/obesity and stunting) is increasing. While intestinal parasites are prevalent in these countries, their contribution to dual burden households has so far been neglected. We studied the association between intestinal parasite infection and belonging to a dual burden household in a rural community of Venezuela. METHODS: We examined 225 individuals. A dual burden household was defined as a household with at least one overweight/obese adult (BMI > 25) and at least one stunted child (height -for-age z score <-2). Intestinal parasite (Giardia lamblia and geohelminth) infection was determined by faecal smears. RESULTS: In this community, 47.3% of the individuals were infected with intestinal parasites. Among adults, 65.2% were overweight/obese and 13.8% of the children were stunted. More than one in four households (26.8%) were dual burden households. Being infected with G. lamblia & geohelminths was significantly associated with being in a dual burden household (OR = 4.75, 95% CI: 1.01-22.20, n = 188), indicating a triple burden of disease in this community in Venezuela. CONCLUSION: While the relationship between intestinal parasite infection and stunting has been well established, these results indicate a need to further explore the association of intestinal parasite infection with dual burden households. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en
dc.subject Intestinal parasites en
dc.subject Giardiasis en
dc.subject Giardia lamblia en
dc.subject Associations en
dc.subject Overweight en
dc.subject Obesity en
dc.subject Body mass index en
dc.subject BMI en
dc.subject Stunting en
dc.subject Disease burden en
dc.subject Prevalence en
dc.subject Children en
dc.subject Venezuela en
dc.subject America, Latin en
dc.title Are intestinal parasites fuelling the rise in dual burden households in Venezuela? en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 3 en
dc.citation.jtitle Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene en
dc.citation.volume 107 en
dc.citation.pages 119-123 en
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg en

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