Endemic Campylobacter jejuni infection in Colorado: identified risk factors

Am J Public Health. 1984 Mar;74(3):249-50. doi: 10.2105/ajph.74.3.249.

Abstract

A study of persons with laboratory-confirmed sporadic Campylobacter jejuni infection and of controls matched for age and sex in Colorado in the summer of 1981 yielded odds ratio estimates significantly greater than 1 for the following risk factors: drinking raw water (10.74), drinking raw milk (6.93), eating undercooked chicken (2.77), and living in a household with a cat (3.21).

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic
  • Campylobacter Infections / epidemiology
  • Campylobacter Infections / etiology*
  • Campylobacter fetus / isolation & purification
  • Cats
  • Chickens
  • Colorado
  • Cooking*
  • Disease Outbreaks / epidemiology
  • Enteritis / epidemiology
  • Enteritis / etiology*
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Milk / adverse effects*
  • Risk
  • Water Supply*