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Tipo do documento: Artigo
Título: Epidemiological factors associated with seropositivity for toxoplasmosis in pregnant women from Gurupi, state of Tocantins, Brazil
Autor: Silva, Marcos Gontijo da
Câmara, Joseneide Teixeira
Vinaud, Marina Clare
Castro, Ana Maria de
Abstract: Introduction: Knowledge of the prevalence and risk factors for Toxoplasma gondii dissemination among pregnant women is relevant because the parasite can be spread from mother to infant. The objective of this study was to assess the epidemiology and risk factors of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women from Gurupi, State of Tocantins, Brazil, from February 2012 to June 2013. Methods: The study population included 487 pregnant women. Sociodemographic, dietary and cultural data were collected using a standardized and validated form. Peripheral blood was collected for serologic testing using the ELISA test (IgM/IgG antibodies). The data were analyzed by comparing seropositivity with risk factors using crude and adjusted odds ratios. Results: The prevalence rate for IgG and IgM antibodies was 68.7% and 5.7%, respectively. Sociodemographic characteristics associated with toxoplasmosis risk included the following: education level ≤ 8 years (OR: 6.612; CI: 1.450-30.144), age ≥ 30 years (OR: 5.273; CI: 1.166-23.844), working outside the home (OR: 1.604; CI: 1.015-2.536), and family income of two minimum wages or lower (OR: 2.700; CI: 1.891-8.182). Regarding dietary habits, there was a significant association of seropositivity with meat intake (OR: 1.78; CI: 1.149-4.080), cutting vegetables without washing the cutting board beforehand (OR: 2.051; CI: 1.165-3.614), frequent intake of vegetables (OR: 2.051; CI: 1.368-3.006) and in natura milk intake (OR: 2.422; CI: 1.014-5.785). Conclusions: The high prevalence rates of toxoplasmosis in Gurupi are related to age, raw meat and in natura milk intake, as well as education level, working outside the home, and poor hygienic habits during meal preparation.
Palavras-chave: Gurupi/Tocantins
Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy
Pregnant women
Risk factors
País: Brasil
Unidade acadêmica: Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública - IPTSP (RG)
Citação: SILVA, Marcos Gontijo da et. al. Epidemiological factors associated with seropositivity for toxoplasmosis in pregnant women from Gurupi, state of Tocantins, Brazil. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Brasília, v. 47, n. 4, 2014.
Tipo de acesso: Acesso Aberto
Identificador do documento: 10.1590/0037-8682-0127-2014
Identificador do documento: 10.1590/0037-8682-0127-2014
URI: http://repositorio.bc.ufg.br/handle/ri/15319
Data de publicação: Ago-2014
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