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The effects of spatial population dataset choice on estimates of population at risk of disease

  • Andrew J Tatem1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Nicholas Campiz1,
  • Peter W Gething4,
  • Robert W Snow5, 6 and
  • Catherine Linard4, 7
Population Health Metrics20119:4

Received: 6 December 2010

Accepted: 7 February 2011

Published: 7 February 2011

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Original Submission
6 Dec 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
5 Jan 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Greg Yetman
12 Jan 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Stephen Lim
20 Jan 2011 Author responded Author comments - Andrew Tatem
Resubmission - Version 2
20 Jan 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Feb 2011 Editorially accepted
7 Feb 2011 Article published 10.1186/1478-7954-9-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Geography, University of Florida
Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Tinbergen Building,Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, University of Oxford
Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford
Biological Control and Spatial Ecology, Université Libre de Bruxelles