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The burden and risks of pediatric pneumonia in Nigeria: A desk-based review of existing literature and data

Agnese Iuliano, Zeus Aranda, Tim Colbourn, Imaria C Agwai, Solomon Bahiru, Ayobami A Bakare, Rochelle A Burgess, Christine Cassar, Funmilayo Shittu, Hamish Graham, Adamu Isah, Eric D McCollum, Adegoke G Falade, Carina King, Matthew MacCalla, Temitayo Folorunso Olowookere, Samy Ahmar, Tahlil Ahmed, Vanessa Bianchi, Paula Valentine

Pediatric Pulmonology | WILEY | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a leading killer of children under-5 years, with a high burden in Nigeria. We aimed to quantify the regional burden and risks of pediatric pneumonia in Nigeria, and specifically the states of Lagos and Jigawa. METHODS: We conducted a scoping literature search for studies of pneumonia morbidity and mortality in under-5 children in Nigeria from 10th December 2018 to 26th April 2019, searching: Cochrane, PubMed, and Web of Science. We included grey literature from stakeholders' websites and information shared by organizations working in Nigeria. We conducted multivariable logistic regression using the 2016 to 2017 Multiple Cluster Indicators Survey data set to explore f..

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