Chlamydia pneumoniae IgG antibody prevalence was examined in a representative sample (2342 subjects) of the population aged 25-59 years in south-western and eastern Finland in 1982 and 1987.
Microimmunofluorescence was used to measure IgG antibodies.
Prevalence of C. pneumoniae was modelled using the GLIM statistical package assuming that the prevalence had a binomial distribution.
The prevalence was assumed to be a function of the year, subjects'gender, age and place of residence.
The effect of the year on the prevalence was significant in both regions (P<0.05 in the south-west and P<0.001 in the east).
In each year the prevalence was higher in the south-west than in the east and it increased between 1982 and 1987 from 55% to 63% in the south-west and from 41% to 59% in the east.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chlamydiose, Bactériose, Infection, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bactérie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Prévalence, Sérologie, Epidémiologie, IgG, Sud est, Est, Finlande, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chlamydiosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bacteria, Respiratory disease, Prevalence, Serology, Epidemiology, IgG, Southeast, East, Finland, Europe, Human
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