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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Research

Influenza, Campylobacter and Mycoplasma Infections, and Hospital Admissions for Guillain-Barré Syndrome, England

Clarence C. Tam*†Comments to Author , Sarah J. O’Brien‡, and Laura C. Rodrigues*
Author affiliations: *London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom; †Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom; ‡University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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Table 4

Poisson regression of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) admissions against infection reports, England, 1993–2002: regression coefficients*†

Age group/pathogenLag no.10% range in laboratory reportsRR99% CIp value
All ages
Influenza040.71.0321.008–1.0570.001
Influenza A039.81.0291.006–1.0540.001
<35 y
Campylobacter472.01.0841.017–1.1560.001
572.01.0741.007–1.1460.004
Mycoplasma pneumoniaeR35.61.0401.002–1.0790.007
R15.61.0431.004–1.0830.004
05.61.0411.002–1.0820.006
35–64 y
Influenza116.91.0511.003–1.1020.006
216.91.0470.999–1.0970.011
>65 y
Influenza014.81.0741.024–1.1260.000
114.81.0511.001–1.1040.008
Influenza A014.31.0751.027–1.1260.000
114.31.0521.004–1.1030.005

*Relative risks (RRs) and 99% confidence intervals (CIs) for significant lags by age group and pathogen.
†RRs represent the relative increase in GBS admissions for every 10% increase in the range of laboratory reports for a given pathogen at a given lag.

*Relative risks (RRs) and 99% confidence intervals (CIs) for significant lags by age group and pathogen.
†RRs represent the relative increase in GBS admissions for every 10% increase in the range of laboratory reports for a given pathogen at a given lag.

*Relative risks (RRs) and 99% confidence intervals (CIs) for significant lags by age group and pathogen.
†RRs represent the relative increase in GBS admissions for every 10% increase in the range of laboratory reports for a given pathogen at a given lag.

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