Impact of deworming on vitamin a status of Zanzibari school children

L. M. Zhou, R. J. Stoltzfus, M. Albonico, H. M. Chwaya, J. M. Tielsch

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As part of an evaluation of the school-based deworming program in Zanzibar, we assessed baseline vitamin A status and response to twice yearly deworming with mebendazole among a sample of children attending first grade. A total of 289 children were assessed at baseline and 12 months. Both serum retinol (SR) and the modified relative doseresponse (MRDR) test were used. Mean SR at baseline were similar in both groups (dewormed and control) (34.5 ug/dl) as was the MRDR (0.021). Vitamin A status was not associated with baseline helminth or malaria infection. Both the treated and control groups' vitamin A status declined over the 12 month follow-up. Percent of SR

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFASEB Journal
Volume10
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996

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deworming
school children
Vitamin A
Vitamins
vitamin A
dose response
Serum
Mebendazole
mebendazole
Zanzibar
Control Groups
Tanzania
Helminths
helminths
malaria
Malaria
vitamin status
Infection
infection

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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Zhou, L. M., Stoltzfus, R. J., Albonico, M., Chwaya, H. M., & Tielsch, J. M. (1996). Impact of deworming on vitamin a status of Zanzibari school children. FASEB Journal, 10(3).

Impact of deworming on vitamin a status of Zanzibari school children. / Zhou, L. M.; Stoltzfus, R. J.; Albonico, M.; Chwaya, H. M.; Tielsch, J. M.

In: FASEB Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1996.

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Zhou, LM, Stoltzfus, RJ, Albonico, M, Chwaya, HM & Tielsch, JM 1996, 'Impact of deworming on vitamin a status of Zanzibari school children', FASEB Journal, vol. 10, no. 3.
Zhou LM, Stoltzfus RJ, Albonico M, Chwaya HM, Tielsch JM. Impact of deworming on vitamin a status of Zanzibari school children. FASEB Journal. 1996;10(3).
Zhou, L. M. ; Stoltzfus, R. J. ; Albonico, M. ; Chwaya, H. M. ; Tielsch, J. M. / Impact of deworming on vitamin a status of Zanzibari school children. In: FASEB Journal. 1996 ; Vol. 10, No. 3.
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