Raising the level of analysis of food-borne outbreaks: food-sharing networks in rural coastal Ecuador.

@article{Trostle2008RaisingTL,
  title={Raising the level of analysis of food-borne outbreaks: food-sharing networks in rural coastal Ecuador.},
  author={James A Trostle and Alan H Hubbard and James P. Scott and William T Cevallos and Sarah J. Bates and Joseph N. S. Eisenberg},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={384-90}
}
OBJECTIVES Consuming contaminated food is a well-documented individual-level risk factor for diarrheal disease. The sharing of food also influences the distribution of diarrheal disease risk through a community and region. Understanding this social process at a population level is therefore an important dimension of risk not captured by standard individual-level analyses. We examined social networks related to food-sharing in rural villages at 2 scales: within a village, examining whether… CONTINUE READING

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