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Volume 9, Number 8—August 2003

Research

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Murcia, Spain

Ana García-Fulgueiras*Comments to Author , Carmen Navarro*, Daniel Fenoll†, José García*, Paulino González-Diego*, Teresa Jiménez-Buñuales*, Miguel Rodriguez*, Rosa Lopez*, Francisco Pacheco*, Joaquín Ruiz‡, Manuel Segovia§, Beatriz Baladrón¶, and Carmen Pelaz¶
Author affiliations: *Regional Health Council of Murcia, Murcia, Spain; †Council of Murcia, Murcia, Spain; ‡Virgen de la Arrixaca Hospital, Murcia, Spain; §Morales Meseguer Hospital, Murcia, Spain; ¶Health Institute of Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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Table 4

Association between Legionnaires’ disease and a patient’s traveling through specific areas of the northern part of the city of Murcia, Spaina

Area of city
Block-area study
Circle area study
Complete analysis
Restricted analysis
Complete analysis
Restricted analysis
OR
(95% CI) OR
(95% CI) OR
(95% CI) OR
(95% CI) OR
(95% CI) OR
(95% CI) OR
(95% CI) OR
(95% CI)
Walking vs. not passing through
Walking vs. not passing through or passing by driving
Walking vs. not passing through
Walking vs. not passing through or passing by driving
Walking vs. not passing through
Walking vs. not passing through or passing by driving
Walking vs. not passing through
Walking vs. not passing through or passing by driving
Hospital H
10.2
(3.6 to 8.8)
9.7
(3.9 to 23.6)
10.7
(2.5 to 5.5)
6.0
(1.9 to 18.4)
6.9
(1.8 to 6.0)
6.4
(2.5 to 15.7)
11.4
(3.2 to 0.1)
4.8
(1.5 to 5.2)
Garden P
5.2
(1.0 to 5.8)
4.6
(1. to 17.0)






Car-park X




5.1
(1.7 to 4.9)
3.6
(1.4 to 9.2)


Commercial
building 2.9
(1.1 to 7.4)

aAreas associated to the disease in a multivariate analysis of data from eight different models. OR, odds ratio;

CI, confidence interval.

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