Journal Article

Self-Reported Diarrhea in a Control Group: A Strong Association with Reporting of Low-Pressure Events in Tap Water

Paul R. Hunter, Rachel M. Chalmers, Sara Hughes and Qutub Syed

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 4, pages e32-e34
Published in print February 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/427750
Self-Reported Diarrhea in a Control Group: A Strong Association with Reporting of Low-Pressure Events in Tap Water

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In a recently conducted case-control study of sporadic cryptosporidiosis, 6.6% of subjects in the control group reported having had diarrhea in the 2 weeks before completion of the questionnaire. In an analysis of this control group, there was a very strong association between self-reported diarrhea and reported low water pressure at the faucet.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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