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A study of infectious intestinal disease in England: risk factors associated with group A rotavirus in children

A study of infectious intestinal disease in England: risk factors associated with group A rotavirus in children
A study of infectious intestinal disease in England: risk factors associated with group A rotavirus in children
Objective: To identify risk factors for infectious intestinal disease (IID) due to rotavirus group A in children aged under 16 years.
Methods: Case-control study of cases of IID with rotavirus infection presenting to general practitioners (GPs) or occurring in community cohorts, and matched controls.
Results: There were 139 matched pairs. In children under 16 years the following risk factors were significantly associated with rotavirus IID: living in rented council housing (adjusted OR=3·78, P=0·022), accommodation with more than five rooms (OR=0·72, P=0·002), contact with someone ill with IID (OR=3·45, P<0·001). Some foods were associated with decreased risk. In infants, bottle feeding with or without breast feeding was associated with increased risk (OR=9·06, P<0·05).
Conclusions: Contact with persons with IID, living in rented council housing and accommodation with fewer rooms, were significant risk factors for sporadic rotavirus IID in children whereas breast feeding is protective in infants.
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Sethi, D., Cumberland, P., Hudson, M. J., Rodrigues, L. C., Wheeler, J. G., Roberts, J. A., Tompkins, D. S., Cowden, J. M. and Roderick, P. J. (2001) A study of infectious intestinal disease in England: risk factors associated with group A rotavirus in children. Epidemiology and Infection, 126 (1), 63 -70. (doi:10.1017/S0950268801005088).

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Objective: To identify risk factors for infectious intestinal disease (IID) due to rotavirus group A in children aged under 16 years.
Methods: Case-control study of cases of IID with rotavirus infection presenting to general practitioners (GPs) or occurring in community cohorts, and matched controls.
Results: There were 139 matched pairs. In children under 16 years the following risk factors were significantly associated with rotavirus IID: living in rented council housing (adjusted OR=3·78, P=0·022), accommodation with more than five rooms (OR=0·72, P=0·002), contact with someone ill with IID (OR=3·45, P<0·001). Some foods were associated with decreased risk. In infants, bottle feeding with or without breast feeding was associated with increased risk (OR=9·06, P<0·05).
Conclusions: Contact with persons with IID, living in rented council housing and accommodation with fewer rooms, were significant risk factors for sporadic rotavirus IID in children whereas breast feeding is protective in infants.

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Published date: 2001

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Local EPrints ID: 24499
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/24499
ISSN: 0950-2688
PURE UUID: 50f7f902-bfa7-4f84-a23c-8f32e3237e96
ORCID for P. J. Roderick: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9475-6850

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Date deposited: 31 Mar 2006
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 02:41

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Author: D. Sethi
Author: P. Cumberland
Author: M. J. Hudson
Author: L. C. Rodrigues
Author: J. G. Wheeler
Author: J. A. Roberts
Author: D. S. Tompkins
Author: J. M. Cowden
Author: P. J. Roderick ORCID iD

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