Seroepidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection among two mountain aboriginal populations and Southeast Asian laborers in Taiwan

Chia-Kwung Fan, Kua-Eyre Su, Gin H. Wu, Hung-Yi Chiou

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摘要

A seroepidemiological survey of Toxoplasma gondii infection among Atayal and Paiwan mountain aborigines and Southeast Asian laborers in Taiwan was assessed from February 1998 to July 2000 using a latex agglutination test. To determine risk factors for T. gondii infection among Taiwan aborigines, the consumption of raw meat and valley water were given particular attention in a self-administered questionnaire. The overall seroprevalence of T. gondii infection was 19.4% for Atayal, 26.7% for Paiwan, 42.9% for Indonesian, 14.7% for Thai, and 11.3% for Filipinos. No significant gender difference in seroprevalence was found among Atayals, Paiwans, Indonesians, and Filipinos (P > 0.05). In the Thai group, however, males had a higher seroprevalence than females (P < 0.001). Results of the multiple logistic regression analysis indicate a higher odds ratios (OR) with age in both aboriginal groups. In contrast, the OR was lower among older Indonesians and Thais. Those Atayals and Paiwans with a history of eating raw meat seemed more susceptible to T. gondii infection than those who had never consumed raw meat. Ethnically, a significant difference in seroprevalence was observed between Indonesians and Paiwans, Atayals, Thais, and Filipinos (P < 0.001).
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)411-414
頁數4
期刊Journal of Parasitology
88
發行號2
出版狀態已發佈 - 2002

指紋

Toxoplasmosis
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Filipinos
serological surveys
Toxoplasma gondii
Taiwan
seroprevalence
raw meat
meat
mountains
Meat
indigenous peoples
mountain
infection
odds ratio
Population
Odds Ratio
Latex Fixation Tests
latex agglutination test
risk factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology

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