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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 3

Comparison of selected characteristics of patients born in the United States and those born outside the United States with fatal cysticercosis, California, 1989–2000

U.S.-borna no (%) Non–U.S.-borna no. (%)
Sex


Male
13 (76.5)
69 (64.5)
Female
4 (23.5)
38 (35.5)
Race/Ethnicity


White
4 (23.5)
1 (0.9)
Latino
12 (70.6)
103 (96.3)
Black
1 (5.9)
0
Asian/Pacific Islander
0
3 (2.8)
Age group


5–14
0
3 (2.4)
15–24
3 (17.7)
22 (20.6)
25–34
2 (11.8)
32 (29.9)
35–44
3 (17.7)
13 (12.2)
45–54
1 (5.9)
19 (17.8
55–64
2 (11.8)
8 (7.5)
>64
6 (35.3)
10 (9.3)
Educational level (y)


<12
7 (41.2)
76 (71.0)
12
5 (29.4)
19 (17.8)
>12 5 (29.4) 12 (11.2)

aN = 17.

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