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Diverging trends in gastroenteritis hospitalizations during 2 decades in western Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.

Authors
  • Moore, Hannah Catherine
  • Manoharan, Karthik Raj
  • Lim, Faye Janice
  • Shellam, Geoffrey
  • Lehmann, Deborah
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2013
Volume
32
Issue
11
Pages
1169–1174
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31829dd34e
PMID: 23958809
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This is the largest study of gastroenteritis hospitalization trends in children. We found diverging trends of gastroenteritis hospitalization rates in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children. Although rates have declined in Aboriginal children, disparity between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children continues. Our findings highlight the need to consider age, ethnicity, seasonality and climate when evaluating rotavirus vaccine programs.

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