Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009
Healthcare Worker Occupation and Immune Response to Pneumocystis jirovecii
|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|
*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.