Changes in the incidence of invasive and non-invasive infections and serotypes associated with Streptococcus pneumoniae in British Columbia

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Friday, June 3, 2016
Principal Investigator: 
Khatri Vadlamudi,Nirma
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Not Available
Datasets requested: 
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Research objective: 


Invasive and non-invasive pneumococcal disease incidence has decreased in British Columbia over time.


We will use administrative data from 1999 to 2015, to report on trends in IPD-associated and non-IPD associated health outcomes and costs.


Primary Objective: To determine the incidence of IPD and non-IPD in British Columbia from 2000 to 2014.

Secondary Objectives: In our study, we propose to evaluate a number of secondary outcomes including all cause pneumonia, acute otitis media, sinusitis, laryngitis and pharyngitis. The research methodology in the DAR has been updated as well.

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