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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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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
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Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
BMJ Open More from this journal
Publication date:
2014-02-10
Acceptance date:
2014-01-10
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2044-6055
Language:
English
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pubs:459065
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uuid:faacb6aa-423c-49d7-9989-8610a482303d
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pubs:459065
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459065
Deposit date:
2014-05-13

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