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J Commun Dis. 1991 Jun;23(2):89-99.

Malaria as anthropo-ecosystem. Part VI: Demographic subsystem (DSS).

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South-East Asia Regional Office, WHO, New Delhi, India.


Demographic Subsystem (DSS) comprising structure, distribution, along with its dynamic process has been identified to influence Malaria as Anthropo-Ecosystem (MAES) broadly in two ways. Innate characters of some essential elements of DSS viz. growth, age and sex composition, infants, children, young and old adults, non-pregnant and pregnant and lactating mothers exert direct influence while other elements, viz. spatial distribution, density, configuration of settlements and migration are influenced by environmental factors and affect MAES indirectly. Attempt has been made to discuss each of these factors in the light of present knowledge and available data.

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