Risk factors for sporadic giardiasis: a case-control study in southwestern England.

@article{Stuart2003RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for sporadic giardiasis: a case-control study in southwestern England.},
  author={James M. Stuart and Hilary J. Orr and Fiona G Warburton and Suganthiny Jeyakanth and Carolyn Pugh and Ian C. Morris and Joyshri Sarangi and Gordon Nichols},
  journal={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={229-33}
}
To investigate risk factors for sporadic infection with Giardia lamblia acquired in the United Kingdom, we conducted a matched case-control study in southwest England in 1998 and 1999. Response rates to a postal questionnaire were 84% (232/276) for cases and 69% (574/828) for controls. In multivariable analysis, swallowing water while swimming (p<0.0001, odds ratio [OR] 6.2, 95% confidence intervals [CI] 2.3 to 16.6), recreational fresh water contact (p=0.001, OR 5.5, 95% CI 1.9 to 15.9… CONTINUE READING

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