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Title: An association of aplastic anaemia in Thailand with low socioeconomic status
Authors: Surapol Issaragrisil
David W. Kaufman
Theresa E. Anderson
Kanchana Chansung
Tharatorn Thamprasit
Jittima Sirijirachai
Anong Piankijagum
Yaowarat Porapakham
Sathit Vannasaeng
Paul E. Leaverton
Samuel Shapiro
Neal S. Young
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Boston University School of Medicine
Khon Kaen University
Prince of Songkla University
Mahidol University
University of South Florida Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-1995
Citation: British Journal of Haematology. Vol.91, No.1 (1995), 80-84
Abstract: summary. The relationship of socioeconomic status to the risk of aplastic anaemia was evaluated in a case‐control study conducted in Bangkok and two rural regions of Thailand (Khonkaen and Songkla). Among 152 cases and 921 controls there were significant trends of increasing risk with decreasing years of education (P = O01) and total household income (P = 0–0001), after control for confounding. The relative risk estimate for those with monthly incomes of >1500 baht (about 60 U.S.) was 3–9 (95% confidence interval 2–1–7–3) compared to those with monthly incomes of at least 5000 baht (about 200). The pattern of increasing risk with decreasing income was observed in all three regions, with significant trends in Bangkok (P= 0–004) and Khonkaen (P = 0–003). This finding may partly explain the high incidence of aplastic anaemia in Thailand. Low socioeconomic status may be a surrogate for one or more environmental factors that could cause aplastic anaemia, such as infectious pathogens or toxic exposures. Copyright © 1995, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
ISSN: 13652141
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