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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002


Leptospirosis: Skin Wounds and Control Strategies, Thailand, 1999

Phran Phraisuwan*, Ellen A. Spotts Whitney†, Piyanit Tharmaphornpilas*, Suriya Guharat*, Samart Thongkamsamut‡, Suphaporn Aresagig‡, Jayteeya Liangphongphanthu§, Kanlayanee Junthima, Apirat Sokampang, and David A. Ashford†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Buriram Provincial Health Office, Buriram, Thailand; §Khumuang hospital, Buriram, Thailand; and ¶Northeastern Regional Epidemiology Center, Nakornratchasima, Thailand;

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Table 2

Risk factors for leptospirosis infection by multivariable logistic regression controlling for age: odds ratios (OR), 95% confidence intervals (CI), and chi-square p values.

Variable Adjusted OR 95% CI p value
Age in yrs 0.980 (0.947 to 1.01) 0.247
Total number of wounds dichotomized at the median, 2.0 3.97 (1.56 to 10.1) 0.004
Long trousers or skirts vs. shorts 0.217 (0.067 to 0.701) 0.011

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