During 1985 and 1986, the authors measured antibodies to human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) in a cohort of 13,260 Jamaicans from all parts of the island who applied for food-handling licenses.
HTLV-I seroprevalence was strongly age and sex dependent, rising from 1.7% (10-19 years) to 9.1% (>=70 years) in men and from 1.9% (10-19 years) to 17.4% (>=70 years) in women.
In a logistic regression analysis, women were more likely to be seropositive than were men, and farmers, laborers, and the unemployed were more likely to be HTLV-I seropositive than were those reporting student or professional occupations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Retroviridae, Virus, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Prévalence, Infection, Virus HTLV, Sérologie, Age, Sexe, Statut socioéconomique, Epidémiologie, Dépistage, Répartition géographique, Homme, Industrie alimentaire, Jamaïque, Leucémie cellule T adulte, Hémopathie maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Retroviridae, Virus, West Indies, Central America, America, Prevalence, Infection, HTLV virus, Serology, Age, Sex, Socioeconomic status, Epidemiology, Screening, Geographic distribution, Human, Food industry, Jamaica, Adult T cell leukemia, Malignant hemopathy
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Cote : 91-0501302
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 199406.