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Volume 19, Number 5—May 2013

Populations at Risk for Alveolar Echinococcosis, France

Martine Piarroux, Renaud Piarroux, Jenny Knapp, Karine Bardonnet, Jérôme Dumortier, Jérôme Watelet, Alain Gerard, Jean Beytout, Armand Abergel, Solange Bresson-Hadni, Jean GaudartComments to Author , and for the FrancEchino Surveillance Network
Author affiliations: Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France (M. Piarroux, R. Piarroux, J. Gaudart); University College London, London, UK (J. Gaudart); Franche-Comté University–University Hospital, Besançon, France (K. Bardonnet, J. Knapp, S. Bresson-Hadni); University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand, France (A, Abergel, J. Beytout); Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France (J. Dumortier); University Hospital Nancy, Nancy, France (A. Gerard, J. Watelet)

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Table 2

Analysis of behavioral classes and risk for alveolar echinococcosis, France, 1982–2007*

Class no.† OR (95% CI)
1 1
2 4.30 (1.82–10.91)
3 6.98 (2.88–18.25)
4 66.67 (6.21–464.51)
5 0.097 (0.039–0.250)

*OR, odds ratio; DAR, département (second largest administrative area in France) where persons are at risk for alveolar echinococcosis.
†When the last step was not significant, classes were aggregated at the upper level. Class 1 is the reference class: persons living in an urban (or semiurban) environment, in a DAR and having no kitchen garden; class 2, persons living the same environment in DAR but having a kitchen garden; class 3, nonfarmers living in rural settings, in DAR; class 4, farmers living in the same environment; class 5, persons living in départements where persons were not at risk.

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1Additional members of the FrancEchino Network who contributed data are listed at the end of this article.

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