Covid-19 Sero-Prevalence and Risk Factors in a Sample of Community Health Center Employees in New York State

Source avec lien : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, . 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002357

Objectif : Documenter la séroprévalence de Covid-19, les tests antérieurs, les expériences de symptômes et les facteurs de risque dans un échantillon de travailleurs de centres de santé communautaires (CSC).

Objective:  To document Covid-19 sero-prevalence, prior testing, symptom experiences, and risk factors in a sample of community health center (CHC) workers. Methods:  Descriptive statistics and log-binomial regression were used to analyze an electronic employee survey linked with Covid-19 antibody results. The sample included 378 employees who completed the survey; 325 had complete lab data. Results:  The sero-positivity rate was 15.4%. One third of sero-positive participants had no previous Covid-19 symptoms or were unsure. Working on-site only and/or with direct patient contact was not associated with sero-positivity. Employees in their 20 s were more likely to test positive than employees ages 50+, controlling for sex, race, and region (PR = 2.96; p < .05). Conclusions:  With CHCs central to Covid-19 response and vaccination efforts, public health messaging should remind CHC workers, especially younger employees, of their risks of community-based exposure. Lisez l’article

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