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Volume 17, Number 9—September 2011

Research

Differential Effects of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 on Remote and Indigenous Groups, Northern Territory, Australia, 2009

James McCracken TrauerComments to Author , Karen Louise Laurie, Joseph McDonnell, Anne Kelso, and Peter Gregory Markey
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Centre for Disease Control, Tiwi, Northern Territory, Australia (J.M. Trauer, P.G. Markey); World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research in Influenza, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (K.L. Laurie, A. Kelso); Menzies School of Health Research, Tiwi (J. McDonnell)

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Table 3

Multivariate logistic regression for exposures associated with titer >40 in a study of differential effects of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 on remote and indigenous groups, Northern Territory, Australia, September 2009

Characteristic Odds ratio (95% confidence interval) p value
Female sex 1.06 (0.82–1.37) 0.65
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
2.32 (1.63–3.31)
<0.001
Age, y <0.001
>55 Reference
35–54 1.05 (0.76–1.45)
15–34 1.28 (0.91–1.79)
<14
2.98 (1.80–4.92)

Region 0.05
Urban Darwin Reference
Rural Top End 0.83 (0.56–1.23)
Central Australia
1.23 (0.80–1.90)

Socioeconomic quintile* 0.43
5 (least disadvantaged) Reference
4 0.91 (0.55–1.51)
3 1.16 (0.73–1.86)
2 1.41 (0.84–2.36)
1 (most disadvantaged) 1.21 (0.70–2.12)

*Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Socio-Economic Indexes for Area index of relative socioeconomic advantage and disadvantage.

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