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Risk factors for herpes zoster in a large cohort of unvaccinated older adults: a prospective cohort study

Liu, B; Heywood, A. E; Reekie, J; Banks, Emily; Kaldor, J. M; McIntyre, P; Newall, A T; MacIntyre, C R


SUMMARY We analysed data from a prospective cohort of 255024 adults aged ⩾45 years recruited from 2006-2009 to identify characteristics associated with a zoster diagnosis. Diagnoses were identified by linkage to pharmaceutical treatment and hospitalization records specific for zoster and hazard ratios were estimated. Over 940583 person-years, 7771 participants had a zoster diagnosis; 253 (3·3%) were hospitalized. After adjusting for age and other factors, characteristics associated with zoster...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-01-16
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology and infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268814003653


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