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Volume 12, Number 9—September 2006

Risk Factors for Buruli Ulcer, Benin

Martine Debacker*, Françoise Portaels*, Julia Aguiar†, Christian Steunou†, Claude Zinsou†, Wayne Meyers‡, and Michèle Dramaix§Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; †Centre Sanitaire et Nutritionnel Gbemoten, Zagnanado, Benin; ‡Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, USA; §Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

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Table 3

Multivariate analysis of risk factors for Buruli ulcer in 246 children (87 case-patients and 159 controls) <5 years of age, Centre Sanitaire et Nutritionnel Gbemoten, Zou, Benin*

Adjusted OR†
95% CI
p value
Age, y <0.001
<1 1
1–2 1.58 0.62–3.97
3–4 6.74 2.67–17.03
Region <0.001
Zou 1
Oueme 2.78 1.35–5.70
Other 9.74 2.27–41.76
Water sources 0.010
Protected 1
Unprotected 2.27 1.22–4.22

*OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
†Adjusted for effects of all variables included in the model. Nonsignificant variables were sex and Mycobacterium bovis BCG scar.

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