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dc.contributorJahani Hashemi H.EN
dc.contributorSaraei, M.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:58:40Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:58:40Z
dc.date.issued2010EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/01/16_1_2010_0024_0028.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117811
dc.description24-28EN
dc.description.abstractIn a cross-sectional study, we evaluated the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii among 400 women referred to Qazvin community health centre laboratory for pre-marriage examinations. Indirect immunofluorescent antibody test was used to detect IgG anti-toxoplasma. Titres >/= 1: 20 were considered positive. The overall seropositivity was 34%. Mean age was significantly higher in seropositive women [‎P < 0.05]‎. Seropositivity was highest among unemployed women [‎38.3%]‎ and lowest among students [‎22.6%]‎, and was significantly higher in women with less than high-school education [‎P < 0.05]‎. With two-thirds of these unmarried women seronegative, they represent a high-risk group in pregnancy. Such women need to be educated to prevent congenital toxoplasmosisEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectToxoplasmosis, CongenitalEN
dc.subjectSeroepidemiologic StudiesEN
dc.subjectHealth EducationEN
dc.subject.meshToxoplasmosisEN
dc.titleSeroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in unmarried women in Qazvin, Islamic Republic of IranEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (‎1)‎, 24-28, 2010


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