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Volume 11, Number 5—May 2005

Research

Risk Factors for Kala-Azar in Bangladesh

Caryn Bern*Comments to Author , Allen W. Hightower*, Rajib Chowdhury†, Mustakim Ali†, Josef Amann*, Yukiko Wagatsuma†, Rashidul Haque†, Katie Kurkjian*, Louise E. Vaz*, Moarrita Begum†, Tangin Akter†, Catherine B. Cetre-Sossah*, Indu B. Ahluwalia*, Ellen Dotson*, W. Evan Secor*, Robert F. Breiman*†, and James H. Maguire*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Table 1

Cumulative incidence of kala-azar (KA) from January 2000 to December 2003 in a Bangladeshi community*

Age (y) Male
Female
All
n KA patients (%) n KA patients (%) n KA patients (%)
<3 113 3 (2.7) 103 1 (1.0) 216 4 (1.9)
3–14 396 40 (10.1) 425 31 (7.3) 821 71 (8.7)
15–45 462 33 (7.1) 540 41 (7.6) 1,002 74 (7.4)
>45 127 5 (3.9) 123 1 (0.8) 250 6 (2.4)
All 1,098 81 (7.4) 1,191 74 (6.2) 2,289 155 (6.8)

*Patients with onset before 2000 (n = 58) were excluded.

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