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Demographics, health and travel characteristics of international travellers at a pre-travel clinic in Marseille, France.
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2012 Sep; 10(5-6):247-56.TM

Abstract

With the aim to identify at-risk individuals among a cohort of international travellers, 3442 individuals who sought advice at Marseille travel health centre in 2009 were prospectively included. Demographics, travel characteristics, chronic medical conditions, vaccinations and antimalarial chemoprophylaxis were documented. Chronic medical conditions were reported by 11% of individuals, including hypertension (39%), asthma (20%), thyroid disease (15%) and depression (13%). 4% reported taking a daily medication, and psychotropic and cardiovascular medications were the most commonly used. Older travellers (≥60 years) accounted for 10% of the travellers and the prevalence of chronic medical conditions was 27% in this group. Individuals aged 15 years or less accounted for 13% of the travellers. Age, last minute travel (17%) and neurological and psychiatric diseases were the most frequent factors that influenced Yellow fever vaccination and malaria chemoprophylaxis, with more than one tenth of the travellers reporting at least one risk factor for which adjusted advice may be necessary. Migrants visiting their relatives in their origin country accounted for 14% of travellers and 73% of this group travelled with their family including young children. We demonstrate that a significant proportion of travellers are at-risk (43%) because of their travel conditions (VFR), their age, or their health status, and should be targeted for risk reduction strategies.

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University Hospital Institute for Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hôpital Nord, AP-HM, 13015 Marseille, France.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23062668

Citation

Aubry, Camille, et al. "Demographics, Health and Travel Characteristics of International Travellers at a Pre-travel Clinic in Marseille, France." Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, vol. 10, no. 5-6, 2012, pp. 247-56.
Aubry C, Gaudart J, Gaillard C, et al. Demographics, health and travel characteristics of international travellers at a pre-travel clinic in Marseille, France. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2012;10(5-6):247-56.
Aubry, C., Gaudart, J., Gaillard, C., Delmont, J., Parola, P., Brouqui, P., & Gautret, P. (2012). Demographics, health and travel characteristics of international travellers at a pre-travel clinic in Marseille, France. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 10(5-6), 247-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2012.09.004
Aubry C, et al. Demographics, Health and Travel Characteristics of International Travellers at a Pre-travel Clinic in Marseille, France. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2012;10(5-6):247-56. PubMed PMID: 23062668.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Demographics, health and travel characteristics of international travellers at a pre-travel clinic in Marseille, France. AU - Aubry,Camille, AU - Gaudart,Jean, AU - Gaillard,Catherine, AU - Delmont,Jean, AU - Parola,Philippe, AU - Brouqui,Philippe, AU - Gautret,Philippe, Y1 - 2012/10/11/ PY - 2012/07/30/received PY - 2012/09/10/revised PY - 2012/09/12/accepted PY - 2012/10/16/entrez PY - 2012/10/16/pubmed PY - 2013/7/31/medline SP - 247 EP - 56 JF - Travel medicine and infectious disease JO - Travel Med Infect Dis VL - 10 IS - 5-6 N2 - With the aim to identify at-risk individuals among a cohort of international travellers, 3442 individuals who sought advice at Marseille travel health centre in 2009 were prospectively included. Demographics, travel characteristics, chronic medical conditions, vaccinations and antimalarial chemoprophylaxis were documented. Chronic medical conditions were reported by 11% of individuals, including hypertension (39%), asthma (20%), thyroid disease (15%) and depression (13%). 4% reported taking a daily medication, and psychotropic and cardiovascular medications were the most commonly used. Older travellers (≥60 years) accounted for 10% of the travellers and the prevalence of chronic medical conditions was 27% in this group. Individuals aged 15 years or less accounted for 13% of the travellers. Age, last minute travel (17%) and neurological and psychiatric diseases were the most frequent factors that influenced Yellow fever vaccination and malaria chemoprophylaxis, with more than one tenth of the travellers reporting at least one risk factor for which adjusted advice may be necessary. Migrants visiting their relatives in their origin country accounted for 14% of travellers and 73% of this group travelled with their family including young children. We demonstrate that a significant proportion of travellers are at-risk (43%) because of their travel conditions (VFR), their age, or their health status, and should be targeted for risk reduction strategies. SN - 1873-0442 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23062668/Demographics_health_and_travel_characteristics_of_international_travellers_at_a_pre_travel_clinic_in_Marseille_France_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1477-8939(12)00114-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -