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European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 702-704

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Influence of socio-economic and other factors on rheumatic fever occurrence

  • H. VlajinacAffiliated withIstitute of Epidemiolog, School of Medicine, Belgrade University
  • , B. AdanjaAffiliated withIstitute of Epidemiolog, School of Medicine, Belgrade University
  • , J. MarinkovićAffiliated withIstitute of Epidemiolog, School of Medicine, Belgrade University
  • , M. JarebinskiAffiliated withIstitute of Epidemiolog, School of Medicine, Belgrade University

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Abstract

Conditional logistic regression analysis of case-control study data showed that the following factors were significantly related to rheumatic fever occurrence: home dampness, change of place of residence during the last 5 years, low education of mother, body weight below normal, frequent sore throat and positive family history of rheumatic fever.

Key words

Rheumatic fever Risk factors Case-control study