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Volume 23, Number 7—July 2017


Risk Factors for Legionella longbeachae Legionnaires’ Disease, New Zealand

Emma Kenagy1, Patricia C. Priest1Comments to Author , Claire M. Cameron, Debbie Smith, Pippa Scott, Vicki Cho, Peter Mitchell, and David R. Murdoch
Author affiliations: University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand (E. Kenagy, P. Scott, V. Cho, D.R. Murdoch); Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch (E. Kenagy, D. Smith, P. Mitchell); University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (P. Priest, C.M. Cameron)

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Table 5

Multivariable analyses of the direct and intermediate effects of types of compost use on Legionella longbeachae Legionnaires’ disease, New Zealand, October 1–March 31, 2013–2014 and 2014–2015*

Compose use risk factor OR (95% CI)
Use of compost in previous 3 weeks 0.97 (0.16–5.9)
Tip or trowel compost 6.1 (1.3–29.4)
Hand to face before handwashing 2.3 (0.88–6.1)

*OR, odds ratio.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.