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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 5

Logistic regression analysis of risk factors for Buruli ulcer in 1,775 persons (754 case-patients and 1,021 controls) >5 years of age, Centre Sanitaire et Nutritionnel Gbemoten, Zou, Benin*

Variable Adjusted OR† 95% CI p value
Age, y <0.001
5–14 11.64 8.01–16.91
15–29 2.21 1.60–3.05
30–49 1
>50 4.36 3.04–6.27
Mycobacterium bovis BCG scar <0.001
Present 1
Absent 0.40 0.31–0.52
Region <0.001
Zou 1
Oueme 4.02 3.09–5.24
Other 13.02 8.03–21.11
Water sources <0.001
Protected 1
Unprotected 4.62 3.61–5.90

*OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
†Adjusted for effects of all variables included in the model. The nonsignificant variable was sex.

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