Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the leading cause of congenital viral infection in the United States.
To prevent damaging congenital CMV infections, it is necessary to have accurate population estimates of prevalence and to identify maternal factors associated with an elevated risk of congenital infection in the newborn.
From 1980 through 1990, 17, 163 offspring of predominately low-income nonwhite women who delivered at a public hospital and 9892 newborns of predominately mid- to upper-income white women who delivered at a private hospital were screened for congenital CMV infection.
Women <20 years old (adjusted prevalence odds ratio [POR], 4.8; 95% confidence interval [CI], 2.6-8.9) at the public hospital and all nonwhite women (adjusted POR, 1.6; 95% CI, 1.1-2.2) had an increased risk of delivering an infected newborn.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cytomegalovirus, Betaherpesvirinae, Herpesviridae, Virus, Congénital, Virose, Infection, Statut socioéconomique, Race, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Age mère, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Homme, Facteur risque, Nouveau né
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cytomegalovirus, Betaherpesvirinae, Herpesviridae, Virus, Congenital, Viral disease, Infection, Socioeconomic status, Race, United States, North America, America, Maternal age, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Human, Risk factor, Newborn
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0115039
Code Inist : 002B05C02J. Création : 199406.