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Document ID (ISN)110271
CIS number 09-1377
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) De Schryver A., Cornelis K., Van Winckel M., Moens G,, Devlies G., Derthoo D., van Sprundel M.
Title The occupational risk of Heliobacter pylori infection among workers in institutions for people with intellectual disability
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol.65, No.9, p.587-591. Illus. 35 ref.
Abstract This study evaluated Helicobacter pylori infection among 671 workers of two mental institutions for people with intellectual disability in Belgium. The study also included 439 administrative workers from other sites as a reference group. Data on socio-demographic characteristics, medical history and employment were collected by means of a questionnaire, and subjects underwent a serology test. The prevalence of H. pylori antibodies was 40.6% in the study group compared to 29.2% in the reference group. The crude odds ratio for occupational risk was 1.68. After adjusting for the various confounding factors, the odds ratio was even higher (1.98). In multiple logistic regression analysis, faecal contact was found to be an independent risk factor for H. pylori infection.
Descriptors (primary) bacteria; risk factors; biological hazards; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) Belgium; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; determination in blood; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Health care services