Social mixing in Fiji: Who-eats-with-whom contact patterns and the implications of age and ethnic heterogeneity for disease dynamics in the Pacific Islands
作者: Conall H. WatsonJeremaia CoriakulaDung Tran Thi NgocStefan FlascheAdam J. KucharskiColleen L. LauNga Tran Vu ThieuOlivier le Polain de WarouxKitione RawalaiTan Trinh VanMere TaufaStephen BakerEric J. NillesMike KamaW. John Edmunds
作者单位: 11 Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
2 2 School of Medicine, Fiji National University, Suva, Fiji
3 3 The Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit–Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
4 4 Department of Global Health, Research School of Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
5 5 Project H.E.A.V.E.N., Suva, Fiji
6 6 Fiji Centre for Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Suva, Fiji
7 7 Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
8 8 Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
9 9 Division of Pacific Technical Support, World Health Organization—Western Pacific Region, Suva, Fiji
刊名: PLOS ONE, 2017, Vol.12 (12)
来源数据库: PLOS
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186911
原始语种摘要: Empirical data on contact patterns can inform dynamic models of infectious disease transmission. Such information has not been widely reported from Pacific islands, nor strongly multi-ethnic settings, and few attempts have been made to quantify contact patterns relevant for the spread of gastrointestinal infections. As part of enteric fever investigations, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of the general public in Fiji, finding that within the 9,650 mealtime contacts reported by 1,814 participants, there was strong like-with-like mixing by age and ethnicity, with higher contact rates amongst iTaukei than non-iTaukei Fijians. Extra-domiciliary lunchtime contacts follow these mixing patterns, indicating the overall data do not simply reflect household structures. Inter-ethnic mixing was...
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影响因子:3.73 (2012)

  • contact 接触圈
  • mixing 混合
  • ethnic 种族
  • ownership 所有权
  • household 
  • dynamic 动力学的
  • relevant 有关联的
  • mealtime 吃饭时间
  • Pacific 太平洋
  • information 报告