The raw oyster consumer--a risk taker? Use of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Abstract

We used the 1988 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in Florida to determine the prevalence of consumption of raw oysters, a vehicle implicated in the transmission of several pathogens. One-third of survey respondents reported ever eating raw oysters. The prevalence was higher for persons 18-49 years old and for males, and, when controlled for age… (More)

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