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Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012

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Human Parvovirus 4 Infection, Cameroon

Myriam Lavoie, Colin P. Sharp, Jacques PépinComments to Author , Christopher Pennington, Yacouba Foupouapouognigni, Oliver G. Pybus, Richard Njouom, and Peter Simmonds
Author affiliations: Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (M. Lavoie, J. Pépin); University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (C.P. Sharp, C. Pennington, P. Simmonds); Centre Pasteur du Cameroun, Yaoundé, Cameroon (Y. Foupouapouognigni, R. Njouom); University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (O. Pybus)

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Table 2

Correlates of study participants and human parvovirus 4 infection in multivariate analysis, Cameroon, 2009

Participant characteristic All participants

After exclusions*
Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI) p value Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI) p value
Age group, y
60–64 2.21 (1.13–4.31) 0.02 2.88 (1.16–7.17) 0.02
65–69 1.01 (0.46–2.24) 0.98 1.20 (0.39–3.70) 0.76
70–74 1.16 (0.54–2.46) 0.71 1.51 (0.55–4.16) 0.42
>75 1.00 1.00
Tuberculosis
No 1.00 1.00
Yes, treated with oral drugs only 2.09 (0.58–7.54) 0.26 2.91 (0.63–13.51) 0.17
Yes, treatment included streptomycin 5.21 (0.99–27.37) 0.05 20.96 (1.67–262.99) 0.02
Vaccine scar, left arm
Absent 1.00 1.00
Present 0.37 (0.19–0.71) 0.003 0.32 (0.13–0.78) 0.01
Intravenous treatment for malaria 0.06
No 1.00 1.00
Yes 1.92 (1.13–3.24) 0.015 1.98 (0.97–4.03) 0.06

*After exclusion of 81 participants with borderline negative results and 35 with borderline positive results.

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