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Risk factors for pertussis hospitalizations in Australians aged 45 years and over: A population based nested case-control study

Karki, Surendra; McIntyre, Peter; Newall, Anthony T; MacIntyre, C. Raina; Banks, Emily; Liu, Bette


Although studies have described factors associated with pertussis hospitalization in children, data on adult hospitalization are sparse. We examined the association between patient characteristics and hospitalization among older adults with pertussis. We conducted a nested case-control study of participants in the 45 and Up prospective cohort in New South Wales, Australia, with an incident pertussis diagnosis during 2006-2012. Cases were defined as those with a hospitalization coded as...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Vaccine
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.08.068


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