Toxoplasma infection among pregnant women in Switzerland: a cross-sectional evaluation of regional and age-specific lifetime average annual incidence

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_ABBE63B89D9D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Toxoplasma infection among pregnant women in Switzerland: a cross-sectional evaluation of regional and age-specific lifetime average annual incidence
Périodique
American Journal of Epidemiology
Auteur(s)
Zuber  P. L., Jacquier  P., Hohlfeld  P., Walker  A. M.
ISSN
0002-9262 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
04/1995
Volume
141
Numéro
7
Pages
659-66
Notes
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't --- Old month value: Apr 1
Résumé
A simple generalized linear model of toxoplasmosis incidence has been applied to serologic data from more than 9,000 women who delivered babies in Switzerland. This model, based on an assumption of constant incidence of toxoplasmosis throughout time and ages, yields estimates of incidence rates that show marked contrasts between subgroups of women categorized on the basis of their geographic origin and duration of residence in Switzerland. The patterns observed are in agreement with previously reported data from specific areas. When applied to Swiss resident women of different age groups, the average incidence rate estimates obtained were remarkably similar. This was not the case among the subgroup of Portuguese immigrant women, nor when the model was applied to previously published data from Sweden where toxoplasmosis incidence has clearly decreased in the last 20 years. Although models for the analysis of cross-sectional data involve major simplifying assumptions, it appears that they can yield useful epidemiologic information and that departures from the assumed simplified structure of the data can sometimes be identified.
Mots-clé
Adolescent Adult Age Distribution Cross-Sectional Studies Emigration and Immigration Female Humans Incidence Linear Models Population Surveillance Pregnancy Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/*epidemiology Residence Characteristics Switzerland/epidemiology Toxoplasmosis/*epidemiology
Pubmed
Web of science
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