Bacterial contamination of the lacteal contents of feeding bottles in metropolitan Sao Paulo, Brazil

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dc.contributor.author Morais, Tania Beninga [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Morais, Mauro Batista de [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Sigulem, Dirce Maria [UNIFESP]
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-15T16:39:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-15T16:39:07Z
dc.date.issued 1998-01-01
dc.identifier http://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/55672
dc.identifier.citation Bulletin Of The World Health Organization. Geneva 27: World Health Organization, v. 76, n. 2, p. 173-181, 1998.
dc.identifier.issn 0042-9686
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/43204
dc.description.abstract Reported are the results of a study in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to evaluate the bacterial contamination of the lacteal contents of feeding bottles prepared in urban households of low (LSE) and high (HSE) socioeconomic groups, involving 100 and 32 mothers of infants, respectively. Samples of the lacteal contents of the feeding bottles were cultured and the medians (25th and 75th percentiles) of the counts (bacteria per mi) were significantly higher in the LSE group: mesophilic bacteria, 555 000 (17250-4 350 000) in the LSE group and 1615 (20-500 000) in the HSE group; coliforms, 2400 (19-150 000) in the LSE group and 7 (0-7800) in the HSE group. Escherichia coli was isolated from 26% (26/100) of the samples from the LSE group and from 6% (2/32) of those from the HSE group (P = 0,03). In the HSE group, higher coliform counts were associated with foodhandlers other than the mother, lower levels of maternal education, the use of pasteurized milk, and the addition of ingredients other than milk. In the LSE group, feeding bottles prepared using tap water and those prepared for infants aged over 6 months had higher coliform counts. In general, the feeding bottles prepared in the households studied were heavily contaminated, especially in the LSE group. en
dc.format.extent 173-181
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher World Health Organization
dc.relation.ispartof Bulletin Of The World Health Organization
dc.rights Acesso aberto
dc.title Bacterial contamination of the lacteal contents of feeding bottles in metropolitan Sao Paulo, Brazil en
dc.type Artigo
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliation Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista Med, Food Bromatol & Microbiol Lab, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista Med, Dept Pediat, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista Med, Food Bromatol & Microbiol Lab, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista Med, Dept Pediat, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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dc.description.source Web of Science
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