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Prevalence of diarrhoea in the community in Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United States

Scalora, Michael; Majowicz, Shannon E; Hall, Gillian; Banerjee, Anyana; Bowman, Cara L; Daly, Leslie; Jones, Timothy; Kirk, Martyn D; Fitzgerald, Margaret; Angulo, Frederick J


Background: Studies in several countries have estimated the prevalence of diarrhoea in the community. However, the use of different study designs and varying case definitions has made international comparisons difficult. Methods: Similar cross-sectional telephone surveys were conducted in Australia, Canada, Ireland (including Northern Ireland), and the United States over 12 month periods between 2000 and 2002. Each survey asked about diarrhoea in the four weeks before the interview. For this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyh413


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