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Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005

Dispatch

Gastroenteritis Outbreak in British Troops, Iraq

Mark S. Bailey*Comments to Author , Christopher J. Boos*, Guy Vautier*, Andrew D. Green†, Hazel Appleton‡, Chris I. Gallimore‡, Jim J. Gray‡, and Nicholas J. Beeching§
Author affiliations: *Army Medical Directorate, Camberley, United Kingdom; †Ministry of Defence, London, United Kingdom; ‡Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom; §Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Table 2

Analysis of risk factors for gastroenteritis in 500 hospital staff*

Risk factor GE, no. (%) (n = 382) No GE, no. (%) (n = 118) OR (95% CI) p value AOR (95% CI)
Clinical worker 208 (54) 43 (36) 2.09 (1.36–3.19) <0.01 1.98 (1.28–3.01)
Female 153 (40) 35 (30) 1.58 (1.02–2.47) <0.05 1.63 (1.00–2.65)
Contaminated accommodation 138 (36) 53 (45) 0.69 (0.46–1.05) 0.09
Age, y
18–29 126 (33) 36 (31) 1.00 (Referent)
30–39 155 (41) 51 (43) 0.87 (0.52–1.45) 0.57
>39 101 (26) 31 (26) 0.93 (0.52–1.67) 0.80
Blood group
O 181 (47) 54 (46) 1.07 (0.69–1.65) 0.76
A 147 (38) 53 (45) 0.77 (0.49–1.19) 0.21
B 36 (9) 7 (6) 1.65 (0.68–4.19) 0.24
AB 18 (5) 4 (3) 1.41 (0.44–5.03) 0.54

*GE, gastroenteritis; OR odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; AOR, adjusted odds ratio after logistic regression analysis.

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