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A population-based spatio-temporal analysis of Clostridium difficile infection in Queensland, Australia over a 10-year period

Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; Robson, Jenny; Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo; Yakob, Laith; McKenzie, Samantha; Paterson, David; Riley, Thomas; Clements, Archie


Objectives: To identify the spatio-temporal patterns and environmental factors associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in Queensland, Australia. Methods: Data from patients tested for CDI were collected from 392 postcodes across Queensland between May 2003 and December 2012. A binomial logistic regression model, with CDI status as the outcome, was built in a Bayesian framework, incorporating fixed effects for sex, age, source of the sample (healthcare facility or community),...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Infection
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2014.06.014


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