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Volume 6, Number 1—February 2000


Risk Factors for Carriage of Neisseria meningitidis during an Outbreak in Wales

Patricia E. Fitzpatrick*, Roland L. Salmon*Comments to Author , Paul R. Hunter†, Richard J Roberts‡, and Stephen R. Palmer*
Author affiliations: *PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (Wales), Cardiff, United Kingdom; †Chester Public Health Laboratory, Chester, United Kingdom; ‡North Wales Health Authority, Mold, United Kingdom

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Table 5

Factors remaining significant for meningitidis carriage in final model

Variable Odds ratio
(95% CI)
unadjusted Odds ratio
(95% CI)
Year 11b 8.20 8.61
(4.34-15.56) (4.66-15.91)
>2 smokers in 2.96 2.99
household (1.24-6.89) (1.25-7.15)
Received bad news 2.46 2.67
(1.22-4.91) (1.32-5.40)

aadjusted for other significant variables.
bsame school year as index case

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