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Spatial Distribution of Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria Endemicity Map 2010

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Original or alternative title 
The spatial distribution of Plasmodium falciparum malaria endemicity map in 2010 globally
Geography 
Coverage type 
Global
Time period covered 
01/2010 - 12/2010
Summary 

This map of estimated levels of Plasmodium falciparum malaria endemicity is an update to the 2007 map. The estimates come from a variety of sources including parasite rate surveys since 1985 and environmental covariates such as temperature, rainfall, land cover, and urban or rural status.

The variable mapped in the 2010 map is the age-standardized Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate. This is the estimated proportion of 2-8 year olds in the general population infected with the parasite at any time. This number is then averaged over the 12 months in 2010.

The paper A new world malaria map: Plasmodium falciparum endemicity in 2010, published in Malaria Journal in 2011, provides indepth information on the methodology used to create the map.

Full posterior predictive distribution files are available on request.

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Citation
Contributors 
Funders 
Publisher 
Authors 
Malaria Atlas Project, Gething PW, Patil AP, Smith DL, Guerra CA, et al.
Journal 
Malar J
Volume 
10
Pages 
378
Publication year 
2011
Suggested citation 

Malaria Atlas Project, Gething PW, Patil AP, Smith DL, Guerra CA, et al. A new world malaria map: Plasmodium falciparum endemicity in 2010. Malar J. 2011: 10;378.

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DOI
Other ID 
10.1186/1475-2875-10-378