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Open Access | Questionnaire-based approach to assess schoolchildren's physical fitness and its potential role in exploring the putative impact of helminth and Plasmodium spp. infections in Cote d'Ivoire

June 27, 2011 - 13:23 -- Patrick Sampao
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Furst T, Muller I, Coulibaly JT, Yao AK, Utzinger J, N'Goran EK
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:116 (24 June 2011)

In early 2010, we administered a questionnaire pertaining to physical fitness to 200 schoolchildren in Cote d'Ivoire. Helminth and Plasmodium spp. infections were determined and schoolchildren's physical fitness objectively measured in a maximal multistage 20 m shuttle run test.

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