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Volume 15, Number 9—September 2009

Research

Chicken Consumption and Use of Acid-Suppressing Medications as Risk Factors for Campylobacter Enteritis, England

Clarence C. TamComments to Author , Craig D. Higgins, Keith R. Neal, Laura C. Rodrigues, Sally E. Millership, Sarah J. O’Brien, and on behalf of the Campylobacter Case–Control Study Group
Author affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (C.C. Tam, C.D. Higgins, L.C. Rodrigues); University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK (K.R. Neal); Essex Health Protection Unit, Witham, UK (S.E. Millership); University of Manchester, Manchester, UK (S.J. O’Brien)

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Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (shown in parentheses) for Campylobacter enteritis associated with chicken consumption, England, 2005–2006. Numbers in boxes represent persons in each category; Numbers in red indicate relevant comparisons; arrows indicate direction of risk. For boxes in the bottom level, ORs compare risk for Campylobacter enteritis between individuals in that group and the baseline group (labeled), which comprises persons who do not regularly eat chicken and did no

Figure. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (shown in parentheses) for Campylobacter enteritis associated with chicken consumption, England, 2005–2006. Numbers in boxes represent persons in each category; Numbers in red indicate relevant comparisons; arrows indicate direction of risk. For boxes in the bottom level, ORs compare risk for Campylobacter enteritis between individuals in that group and the baseline group (labeled), which comprises persons who do not regularly eat chicken and did not eat chicken in the previous 5 days (n = 334). Model is adjusted for age group, sex, study site, and month. *p<0.05; †p<0.01; ‡p<0.001.

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1The Campylobacter Case–Control Study Group comprises the following: Sarah J. O’Brien (Manchester University); Clarence C. Tam, Craig D. Higgins, Laura C. Rodrigues, and Brendan W. Wren (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine); Keith R. Neal (University of Nottingham); Bob Owen and Judith Richardson (Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections); Bharat C. Patel (Health Protection Agency Collaborating Centre, North Middlesex Hospital); Peter Sheridan (North East and Central London HPU); John Curnow (Cheshire and Merseyside HPU); Ken Lamden (Cumbria and Lancashire HPU); and Sally Millership (Essex HPU).

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