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Volume 24, Number 5—May 2018

Seroprevalence of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus Antibodies in Rural Areas, South Korea

Mi Ah Han1, Choon-Mee Kim1, Dong-Min KimComments to Author , Na Ra Yun, Sun-Whan Park, Myung Guk Han, and Won-Ja Lee
Author affiliations: Chosun University College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea (M.A. Han, C.-M. Kim, D.-M. Kim, N.R. Yun); Korea National Institute of Health, Cheongju, South Korea (S.-W. Park, M.G. Han, W.-L. Lee)

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Table 2

Risk factors associated with SFTSV seropositivity determined by using multiple logistic regression in rural areas, South Korea*

Characteristic aOR (95% CI)
Age, y
<64 1.00
>65 1.45 (0.60–3.50)
No. family members
0 (alone) or 1 1.57 (0.64–3.87)
>2 1.00
Tick bite during previous year
No 1.00
Yes 1.60 (0.62–4.11)
SFTS-related symptoms during previous 3 y
No 1.00
Yes 4.09 (1.25–13.36)
Career duration
1–20 1.00
21–40 1.44 (0.52–3.99)
>41 2.36 (1.11–5.02)

*aOR, adjusted odd ratio; SFTSV, severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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