Review and modelling of malaria crude incidence rate in a low incidence population, Illinois 1990 to 2013

  • Akinyede Oyinade
  • Kenneth Soyemi

Abstract

The highest risk of imported malaria in Illinois is associated with travel to countries of origin by immigrants to visit family and friends. We used Join point regression to analyze Malaria crude incidence rate (mCIR) trend from 1990 through 2013. We found join point regression a useful way to summarize mCIR trends because it connected the linear line segments over a fixed time interval (annual) and allowed characterization of the trends using the Annual Percent Change.

The Pan African Medical Journal 2016;24

Author Biographies

Akinyede Oyinade

Department of Pediatrics, John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County, 1901 W Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612, United States

Kenneth Soyemi

Department of Pediatrics, John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County, 1901 W Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612, United States

Published
2016-09-28
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688