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High incidence of hospitalisation due to infectious gastroenteritis in older people associated with poor self-rated health

Chen, Yingxi; Liu, Bette; Glass, Kathryn; Kirk, Martyn

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Objectives To estimate the incidence and risk factors for gastroenteritis-related hospitalisations in older adults. Design Longitudinal cohort study. Participants The 45 and Up Study is a large-scale Australian prospective study of adults aged ≥45 years (mean 62.7 years) at recruitment in 2006–2009. Self-reported demographic, health and dietary information at recruitment from 265 440 participants were linked to infectious gastroenteritis hospitalisation data. Outcome measures We...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/102957
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010161

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