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Volume 24, Number 12—December 2018

Risk Factors for Acquiring Scrub Typhus among Children in Deoria and Gorakhpur Districts, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2017

Jeromie Wesley Vivian Thangaraj, Ravi Vasanthapuram, Leonard Machado, Govindakarnavar Arunkumar, Samir V. Sodha, Kamran Zaman, Tarun Bhatnagar, Shafeeq K. Shahul Hameed, Arun Kumar, Jazeel Abdulmajeed, Anoop Velayudhan, Avinash Deoshatwar, Anita S. Desai, K. Hemanth Kumar, Nivedita Gupta, Kayla LasersonComments to Author , Manoj Murhekar, and Scrub Typhus Risk Factor Study Group
Author affiliations: Indian Council of Medical Research National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, India (J.W.V. Thangaraj, T. Bhatnagar, M. Murhekar); National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, India (R. Vasanthapuram, S.K.S. Hameed, A.S. Desai); World Health Organization, New Delhi, India (L. Machado, A. Kumar); Manipal Centre for Virus Research, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Deemed to be University), Manipal, India (G. Arunkumar, J. Abdulmajeed, K.H. Kumar); US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Delhi (S.V. Sodha, A. Velayudhan, K. Laserson); Indian Council of Medical Research National Institute of Virology, Gorakhpur, India (K. Zaman); Indian Council of Medical Research National Institute of Virology, Pune, India (A. Deoshatwar); Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi (N. Gupta)

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Table 1

Sociodemographic details of cases and controls, Deoria and Gorakhpur districts, Uttar Pradesh, 2017

Variables % Case-patients, n = 155 % Controls, n = 406 p value
Age group, y
2–5 39 51
6–10 46 35
11–15 14 15
Mean age, y (SD)
7.0 (3.2)
6.3 (3.5)
M 61 61
Deoria 56 55

Hindu 92 89
Median duration of fever, d (IQR)
7 (4.5–10.0)
5 (4–8)

Household owns agricultural land
No 17 27
Yes 83 73 0.017

*Values are percentages unless otherwise indicated. IQR, interquartile range.

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1Study group members are listed at the end of this article.

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