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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 2

Crude cysticercosis death rates by gender, race/ethnicity, and age group and respective rate ratios, California, 1989–2000

No. Rate/106 (95% CI)a RRb (95% CI)
Sex



Male
82
5.2 (4.0 to 5.7)
1.9 (1.3 to 2.8)
Female
42
2.7 (1.9 to 3.5)
Referent
Race/Ethnicity



White
5
0.3 (0.04 to 0.5)
Referent
Black
1
0.5 (0 to 1.3)
1.7 (0.2 to 14.3)
Latino
115
13.0 (10.6 to 15.3)
43.3 (17.7 to 106.1)
Asian/Pacific Islander
3
0.9 (0 to 2.0)
3.0 (0.7 to 12.6)
Age group (y)



5–14
3
0.6 (0 to 1.4)
Referent
15–24
25
5.8 (3.5 to 8.1)
9.7 (2.9 to 32.0)
25–34
34
6.1 (4.1 to 8.2)
10.2 (3.2 to 33.1)
35–44
16
3.1 (1.6, 4.6)
5.2 (1.5 to 17.7)
45–54
20
5.7 (3.2 to 8.3)
9.5 (2.8 to 32.0)
55–64
10
4.4 (1.7 to 7.1)
7.3 (2.0 to 26.6)
>65 16 4.7 (2.4 to 7.1) 7.8 (2.3 to 26.9)

a12-year rate calculated by using midpoint (1994) population data.
bRate ratio.

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