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Volume 10, Number 3—March 2004

Research

Cysticercosis-related Deaths, California

Frank J. Sorvillo*Comments to Author , Lawrence Portigal†, Christopher. DeGiorgio‡, Lisa Smith*, Stephen H. Waterman§, George W. Berlin*, and Lawrence R. Ash*
Author affiliations: *UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA; †Office of Vital Records, State of California, Sacramento, California, USA; ‡UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of 124 patients with fatal cysticercosis in California, 1989–2000

Characteristic No. %
Sex


Male
82
66.1
Female
42
33.9
Race/Ethnicity


White
5
4.0
Black
1
0.8
Latino
115
92.7
Asian/Pacific Islander
3
2.4
Age group (y)


5–14
3
2.4
15–24
25
20.2
25–34
34
27.4
35–44
16
12.9
45–54
20
16.1
55–64
10
8.1
>65
16
12.9
Educational level (y)


<12
83
66.9
12
24
19.4
>12
17
13.7
Country of birth


United States
17
13.7
Mexico
90
72.6
Other 17 13.7

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