Case−Control Study of Risk Factors for Meningococcal Disease in Chile
, Isabel Matute, Claudia González, Iris Delgado, Lucy Poffald, Elena Pedroni, Tania Alfaro, Macarena Hirmas, Manuel Nájera, Ana Gormaz, Darío López, Sergio Loayza, Catterina Ferreccio, Doris Gallegos, Rodrigo Fuentes, Pablo Vial, and Ximena Aguilera
Author affiliations: Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile (A. Olea, I. Matute, C. González, I. Delgado, L. Poffald, M. Hirmas, M. Nájera, A. Gormaz, R. Fuentes, P. Vial, X. Aguilera); Universidad Isalud, Buenos Aires, Argentina (E. Pedroni); Universidad de Chile, Santiago (T. Alfaro); Chilean Ministry of Health, Santiago (D. López, S. Loayza, D. Gallegos); Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago (C. Ferreccio)
Multivariate model of risk factors for development of meningococcal disease in persons >5 years of age for all Neisseria meningitidis serogroups, Chile, January 2012−March 2013*
||OR (95% CI)
|Lived in crowded places
|Person 14 y of age consuming >4 alcoholic drinks
|Nonrespiratory chronic disease
|Hospitalization for asthma or acute lower RTI
|*OR, odds ratio; RTI, respiratory tract infection; R2 = 19%.
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