Prevalence of antibody to human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I/II in people of Caribbean origin in Toronto.

@article{Chiavetta1992PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of antibody to human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I/II in people of Caribbean origin in Toronto.},
  author={Jo Anne Chiavetta and J Nusbacher and Frances Tam and Alexander F. Wall and J W Steaffens and Hung Bum Lee},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={1992},
  volume={147 10},
  pages={1493-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of antibody to human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I/II (anti-HTLV-I/II) in people from an HTLV-I/II-endemic area (the Caribbean) living in a nonendemic region (Canada). DESIGN Cross-sectional household survey. SETTING Households in Toronto in 1989. PARTICIPANTS A modified quota sampling method was used to recruit subjects of Caribbean origin as well as other Canadians. Of 2900 people invited to participate in the study 1323, 743 of Caribbean origin… CONTINUE READING