Journal article

454. Perinatal Risk Factors Associated with Skin Infection Hospitalisation in Western Australian Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Children

Rosanne Barnes, Asha C Bowen, Roz Walker, Steven YC Tong, Jodie McVernon, Patricia T Campbell, Parveen Fathima, Nicholas de Klerk, Yue Wu, Christopher C Blyth, Jonathan R Carapetis, Hannah C Moore

Open Forum Infectious Diseases | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2019


Abstract Background Hospitalisation with skin infection in Western Australian (WA) Aboriginal children is common, with the highest rates in infants and children from remote WA. We aimed to quantify infant, maternal, and sociodemographic risk factors for skin infection hospitalization in WA children, focusing on Aboriginal children aged <17 years. Methods We conducted a retrospective population-based cohort study with linked perinatal and hospitalization data on WA-born children (1996–2012), of whom 31,348 (6.7%) were Aboriginal. We used Cox regression to calculate adjusted ..

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