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Gastroenteritis in older people living in the community: Results of two Australian surveys

Hall, Gillian; Becker, Niels; Kirk, Martyn


We analysed two large national surveys conducted in 2001 and 2008 to examine incidence and outcomes of gastroenteritis in older Australians. A case was someone reporting ?3 loose stools or ?1 episode of vomiting in 24 h, excluding non-infectious causes. We compared cases arising in the elderly (?65 years) and in other adults (20-64 years). Elderly people experienced 033 [95% confidence interval (CI) 024-042] episodes of gastroenteritis/person per year, compared to 095 (95% CI 074-115) in other...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268811002834


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