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Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009
The Amazon Region

Acute Conjunctivitis with Episcleritis and Anterior Uveitis Linked to Adiaspiromycosis and Freshwater Sponges, Amazon Region, Brazil, 2005

Marcia O. MendesComments to Author , Mario A.P. Moraes, Ernesto I.M. Renoiner, Marta H.P. Dantas, Tatiania M. Lanzieri, Carlos F. Fonseca, Expedito J.A. Luna, and Douglas L. Hatch
Author affiliations: Ministry of Health, Brasília, Brazil (M.O. Mendes, E.I.M. Renoiner, M.H.P. Dantas, T.M. Lanzieri, E.J.A. Luna); University of Brasília, Brasília (M.A.P. Moraes); Reference Hospital of Augustinópolis, Augustinópolis, Brazil (C.F. Fonseca); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (D.L. Hatch); Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA (D.L. Hatch)

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Table 3

Results of univariate analysis of case–control study on relationship between frequency of exposure to Araguaia River and odds of confirmed ocular disease, Araguatins, Brazil, 2005*

Frequency No. (%) case-patients exposed, n = 62 Household control group, n = 178
Community control group, n = 186
No. (%) exposed OR† No. (%) exposed OR‡
Weekly 25 (40) 20 (11) 6.9 13 (7) 10.8
Once every 2 weeks 4 (7) 5 (3) 4.4 7 (4) 3.2
Vacations 25 (40) 109 (61) 1.3 121 (65) 1.2
Rarely§ 8 (13) 44 (25) 1.0 45 (24) 1.0

*OR, odds ratio.
†χ2 test for trend 25.7; p<0.0001.
‡χ2 test for trend 35.3; p<0.0001.
§Fewer than 3×/year.

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