Magnitude and distribution of acute, self-reported gastrointestinal illness in a Canadian community.

@article{Majowicz2004MagnitudeAD,
  title={Magnitude and distribution of acute, self-reported gastrointestinal illness in a Canadian community.},
  author={Shannon E Majowicz and Kathryn Dore and James A Flint and Victoria L. Edge and Sanna L Read and M. Catherine Buffett and Scott A. McEwen and W. Bruce McNab and Dennis W. Stacey and Paul N Sockett and Jeffery Wilson},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2004},
  volume={132 4},
  pages={607-17}
}
To estimate the magnitude and distribution of self-reported, acute gastrointestinal illness in a Canadian-based population, we conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional telephone survey of approximately 3500 randomly selected residents of the city of Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) from February 2001 to February 2002. The observed monthly prevalence was 10% (95 % CI 9.94-10.14) and the incidence rate was 1.3 (95 % CI 1.1-1.4) episodes per person-year; this is within the range of estimates from… CONTINUE READING