The annual age- and sex-specific human T-cell leukemia virus type I carrier rate of blood donors in Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan from 1986 to 1990 revealed that the carrier rates of all the age groups below 50 years declined linearly in both sexes (P<0.005).
Furthermore, the annual declining rates relative to the carrier rates of 16-19-year-old and 20-29-year-old males were higher than those of all of the older males (P<0.02), and all female age groups below 50 years had higher relative declining rates than 50-64-year-old females (P<0.05).
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Homme, Age, Sexe, Infection, Virus HTLV1, Retroviridae, Virus, Donneur sang, Séropositivité, Japon, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Human, Age, Sex, Infection, HTLV-I virus, Retroviridae, Virus, Blood donor, Seropositivity, Japan, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0344416
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 199406.