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Volume 25, Number 4—April 2019

Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Children of Rural Areas of The Gambia, 2008–2015

Aderonke OdutolaComments to Author , Christian Bottomley, Syed A. Zaman, Jodi Lindsay, Muhammed Shah, Ilias Hossain, Malick Ndiaye, Chidebere D.I. Osuorah, Yekini Olatunji, Henry Badji, Usman N.A. Ikumapayi, Ahmad Manjang, Rasheed Salaudeen, Lamin Ceesay, Momodou Jasseh, Richard A. Adegbola, Tumani Corrah, Philip C. Hill, Brian M. Greenwood, and Grant A. Mackenzie
Author affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (A. Odutola, C. Bottomley, S.A. Zaman, B.M. Greenwood, G.A. Mackenzie); Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Banjul, The Gambia (A. Odutola, S.A. Zaman, M. Shah, I. Hossain, M. Ndiaye, C.D.I. Osuorah, Y. Olatunji, H. Badji, U.N.A. Ikumapayi, A. Manjang, R. Salaudeen, M. Jasseh, R.A. Adegbola, T. Corrah, G.A. Mackenzie); St. George’s University of London, London (J. Lindsay); King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (A. Manjang); Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Banjul (L. Ceesay); University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (P.C. Hill); Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia (G.A. Mackenzie)

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Table 2

Factors associated with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in children <5 years of age identified through 2 surveillance systems, The Gambia, 2011–2015*

Variable No. cases/no. person-years at risk Incidence, cases/100,000 person-years Incidence rate ratio (95% CI) p value
Age, mo
24–59 18/128,994 14.0 1
12–23 29/44,433 65.3 4.70 (2.6–8.4)
1–11 53/39,969 132.6 9.50 (5.6–16.2)
148.99 (88.8–250.1)
M 82/107,515 76.3 1
1.06 (0.8–1.4)
Dry 85/144,508 58.8 1
Wet 85/72,255 117.6 2.00 (1.5–2.7) <0.001

*Surveillance data are from the Basse Health and Demographic Surveillance System and the Fuladu West Health and Demographic Surveillance System

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