Estimating and mapping the incidence of giardiasis in Colombia, 2009-2013

Alfonso J. Rodríguez-Morales, Santiago Granados-Álvarez, Harold Escudero-Quintero, Felipe Vera-Polania, Alvaro Mondragon-Cardona, Fredi Alexander Díaz-Quijano, Leonardo Sosa-Valencia, Carlos O. Lozada-Riascos, Angel A. Escobedo, Olivia Liseth, Ubydul Haque

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Background: Giardiasis is one of the most common intestinal infections in the world. There have been no national studies on the morbidity of giardiasis in Colombia. In this study, incidence rates of giardiasis were estimated for the years 2009-2013. Methods: An observational, retrospective study of the giardiasis incidence in Colombia, 2009-2013, was performed using data extracted from the personal health records system (Registro Individual de Prestación de Servicios, RIPS). Official population estimates from the National Department of Statistics (DANE) were used for the estimation of crude and adjusted incidence rates (cases/100 000 population). Results: During the period studied, 15 851 cases were reported (median 3233/year; 5-year cumulated crude national rate of 33.97 cases/100 000 population). Of these, 50.3% were female; 58.4% were

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
StateAccepted/In press - Feb 27 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Colombia
  • Giardiasis
  • Infectious diseases epidemiology
  • Parasitic
  • Protozoan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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