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Association between population prevalence of smoking and incidence of meningococcal disease in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands between 1975 and 2009: a population-based time series analysis.

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the prevalence of smoking in the population and incidence of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) among children under 5 years of age. DESIGN: Retrospective, longitudinal, observational study. Poisson regression controlled for confounding factors. SETTING: Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands between 1975 and 2009. POPULATION: Total population of approximately 35 million people in these four countries. DATA SOURCES: Data were collected...

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Publisher copy:
10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003312

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Norheim, G More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Paediatrics
Mølbak, K More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ open
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
e003312
Publication date:
2014
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EISSN:
2044-6055
ISSN:
2044-6055
URN:
uuid:bc7d9189-1de9-4a07-ae72-07cac9977ceb
Source identifiers:
448343
Local pid:
pubs:448343
Language:
English
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