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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