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  1. Fulltext. Geographic analysis of pertussis infection in an urban area : A tool for health services planning.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objective

    This study examined whether incident cases of pertussis cluster in urban census tracts and identified community characteristics that predict high-incidence areas.

    Methods

    An ecological study design was used.

    The study population included all persons diagnosed with pertussis from January 1,1986, through December 31,1994.

    Maps of rates were constructed via a geographic information system and clustering was statistically confirmed.

    Associations between pertussis rates and community characteristics were tested.

    Results

    Mapping and statistical analysis revealed spatial clustering of pertussis.

    Higher age-adjusted rates of pertussis infection were associated with higher proportions of residents below poverty level.

    Conclusions

    In urban areas, pertussis infection clusters in areas of poverty.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Coqueluche, Bactériose, Infection, Bordetella pertussis, Bactérie, Répartition géographique, Zone urbaine, Communauté, Risque élevé, Facteur sociodémographique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Whooping cough, Bacteriosis, Infection, Bordetella pertussis, Bacteria, Geographic distribution, Urban area, Community, High risk, Sociodemographic factor, United States, North America, America, Incidence, Epidemiology, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0073437

    Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 14/05/1998.