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Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009


Healthcare Worker Occupation and Immune Response to Pneumocystis jirovecii

Renuka TipirneniComments to Author , Kieran R. Daly, Leah G. Jarlsberg, Judy V. Koch, Alexandra Swartzman, Brenna M. Roth, Peter D. Walzer, and Laurence Huang
Author affiliations: San Francisco General Hospital/University of California, San Francisco, California, USA (R. Tipirneni, L.G. Jarlsberg, A. Swartzman, B.M. Roth, L. Huang); Veterans Affairs Medical Center/University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (K.R. Daly, J.V. Koch, P.D. Walzer)

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Table 3

Factors associated with MsgC1 levels in a multivariate linear regression analysis*

Factor Estimate (95% CI) p value
Age >60 y −1.34 (−2.51 to −0.16) 0.03
Male sex 0.44 (−0.03 to 0.91) 0.07
Asian race 0.42 (−0.12 to 0.95) 0.13
Clinical occupation 0.89 (0.29 to 1.48) 0.003
F value 5.15 <0.001
R2 0.15

*Msg, major surface glycoprotein; CI, confidence interval. A multivariate linear regression was generated by using the natural log of Msg levels as the dependent variable and including those predictor variables with p<0.10 in bivariate analysis. Participants in this cross-sectional study were healthcare staff recruited during January 2007–February 2008 from San Francisco General Hospital.

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