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Deworming drugs for soil-transmitted intestinal worms in children: effects on nutritional indicators, haemoglobin and school performance

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2012
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Title
Deworming drugs for soil-transmitted intestinal worms in children: effects on nutritional indicators, haemoglobin and school performance
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000371.pub5
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Authors

Taylor-Robinson, David C, Maayan, Nicola, Soares-Weiser, Karla, Donegan, Sarah, Garner, Paul

Abstract

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends treating all school children at regular intervals with deworming drugs in areas where helminth infection is common. The WHO state this will improve nutritional status, haemoglobin, and cognition and thus will improve health, intellect, and school attendance. Consequently, it is claimed that school performance will improve, child mortality will decline, and economic productivity will increase. Given the important health and societal benefits attributed to this intervention, we sought to determine whether they are based on reliable evidence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 2%
United States 2 1%
Ghana 2 1%
India 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
Other 2 1%
Unknown 120 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 26 19%
Student > Bachelor 24 18%
Student > Master 18 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 11%
Student > Postgraduate 10 7%
Other 32 24%
Unknown 10 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 47 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 18%
Social Sciences 13 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Other 24 18%
Unknown 16 12%