Risk of respiratory syncytial virus infection for infants from low-income families in relationship to age, sex, ethnic group, and maternal antibody level.

@article{Glezen1981RiskOR,
  title={Risk of respiratory syncytial virus infection for infants from low-income families in relationship to age, sex, ethnic group, and maternal antibody level.},
  author={William Paul Glezen and Abel Paredes and James E. Allison and Larry H Taber and Arthur L. Frank},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1981},
  volume={98 5},
  pages={
          708-15
        }
}
The risk for hospitalization with respiratory syncytial virus infection during the first year of life was about five per 1,000 live births per year for infants born to low-income families in Houston from 1975 to 1979. The risk varied depending upon the intensity of the epidemic for a given season, the month of birth of the infant, and the level of passively acquired maternal antibody at the time of birth. Over 80% of the children hospitalized were less than 6 months of age; thus, most were born… CONTINUE READING

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