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Volume 26, Number 4—April 2020

Health-Related Quality of Life after Dengue Fever, Morelos, Mexico, 2016–2017

Annika Schulte12, Ingo Weber13, Diana Carolina Tiga-Loza, Irma Y. Amaya Larios, Donald S. Shepard, Cynthia A. Tschampl, Eduardo A. Undurraga, Ruth A. Martínez-Vega, Florian Fischer, Lilia Chihu, and Jose Ramos-CastañedaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany (A. Schulte, I. Weber, F. Fischer); Universidad Manuela Beltrán, Bucaramanga, Colombia (D.C. Tiga-Loza); National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico (I.Y. Amaya Larios, L. Chihu, J. Ramos-Castañeda); Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA (D.S. Shepard, C.A. Tschampl); Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (E.A. Undurraga); Núcleo Milenio para el Estudio del Curso de Vida y la Vulnerabilidad, Santiago (E.A. Undurraga); Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga (R.A. Martinez-Vega); Universidad Anahuac, Huizquilican, Mexico (J. Ramos-Castañeda)

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Table 2

Results of the Cox regression analysis to identify factors associated with recovering baseline health-related quality of life, Morelos, Mexico, 2016–2017

Factor Hazard ratio (95% CI) p value
F Referent
1.87 (1.04–3.37)
Age, y
>38 Referent
1.74 (0.93–3.23)
Educational level
Primary/secondary school Referent
High school or higher
2.06 (1.03–4.11)
Severe symptoms
Presence Referent
Absence of >1 2.82 (1.50–5.33) 0.001
Persistence of symptoms
No persistence Referent
Persistence <30 d
2.28 (1.24–4.19)
Specific symptoms in the first 15 d
Presence of specific symptom Referent
Absence of skin ache 0.37 (0.19–0.70) 0.002
Absence of scaling skin 0.33 (0.11–0.94) 0.038
Absence of abdominal pain 1.65 (0.79–3.44) 0.182

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2Current affiliation: German Doctors e.V., Bonn, Germany.

3Current affiliation: Centre for Fire Protection and Rescue Services–Hochsauerlandkreis District, Meschede, Germany.

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