|Document ID (ISN)||110271|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||De Schryver A., Cornelis K., Van Winckel M., Moens G,, Devlies G., Derthoo D., van Sprundel M.
||The occupational risk of Heliobacter pylori infection among workers in institutions for people with intellectual disability
||Sep. 2008, Vol.65, No.9, p.587-591. Illus. 35 ref.
||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.
||bacteria; risk factors; biological hazards; health care personnel
||Belgium; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; determination in blood; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services