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Risk factors for acute respiratory infection in the Australian community

Chen, Yingxi; Williams, Emlyn; Kirk, Martyn


OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to identify the risk factors for ARI in the Australian community. METHODS We used a national survey of 7578 randomly selected respondents in 2008-2009 to identify the risk factors of ARI. A case was defined as a person experiencing cold or flu with one or more symptoms of: fever, chills, sore throat, runny nose, or cough in the previous four weeks. RESULTS There were 19.8% (1505/7578) of respondents who reported ARI in the four weeks prior to the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-07-17
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101440


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