Human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) seroprevalence in Jamaica. II: Geographic and ecologic determinants.
An island-wide cohort of 13,260 Jamaicans who applied for food-handling licenses during 1985 and 1986 were tested for antibodies to human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I).
Demographic and residence history data were linked to geographic and ecologic measures of elevation, rainfall, crop-growing areas, population density, and additional measures of urbanization and correlated with HTLV-I antibody status.
By logistic regression analysis (performed separately for men and women), men and women who currently resided at low elevation (<=1,000 ft (305 m)) were more likely to be HTLV-I infected than were those residing at high elevation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Retroviridae, Virus, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Infection, Virus HTLV, Sérologie, Epidémiologie, Statut socioéconomique, Répartition géographique, Ecologie, Homme, Industrie alimentaire, Jamaïque, Leucémie cellule T adulte, Hémopathie maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Retroviridae, Virus, West Indies, Central America, America, Infection, HTLV virus, Serology, Epidemiology, Socioeconomic status, Geographic distribution, Ecology, Human, Food industry, Jamaica, Adult T cell leukemia, Malignant hemopathy
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Cote : 91-0506794
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 199406.