This study assessed the concordance between the transmission classification of 725 acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) cases by the Italian AIDS Registry (the national surveillance system) and the classification of the same cases by the Italian Cooperative Group on AIDS-Related Tumors.
A high degree of concordance emerged for intravenous frug users in both sexes (k=0.88 ; 95% confidence interval [CI]=0.84,0.92), for homosexual men (k=0.83 ; 95% CI=0.79,0.87), and for persons infected through contaminated blood or blood derivatives (k=1.00).
The concordance was lower among heterosexual men (k=0.51 ; 95% CI=0.37,0.65) and expecially among men whose risk group was not determined (k=0.28 ; 95% CI=0.12,0.44).
The discrepancies observed among heterosexual men indicate a need for continuing and accurate monitoring of AIDS reporting by transmission category.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Classification, Surveillance sanitaire, Source information, Italie, Europe, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Classification, Sanitary surveillance, Information source, Italy, Europe, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0483940
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 01/03/1996.