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Volume 12, Number 8—August 2006

Dispatch

Mental Status after West Nile Virus Infection

Kathleen Y. Haaland*†Comments to Author , Joseph Sadek*†, Steven Pergam†‡, Leonor A. Echevarria†§, Larry E. Davis*†, Diane Goade†, Joanne Harnar*†, Robert A. Nofchissey†, C. Mack Sewel¶, and Paul Ettestad¶
Author affiliations: *New Mexico Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; †University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; ‡University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; §Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA; ¶New Mexico Department of Health, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

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Table 1

Demographic data from Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status*†

Characteristic West Nile fever, n = 64 West Nile neuroinvasive disease, n = 52 p value
Age, y 50.0 (12.8) 53.6 (19.1) 0.26
Education, y 14.6 (2.6) 13.6 (3.0) 0.05
Sex, % male 44 58 0.14
Ethnicity
% white 62 64 0.90
% Hispanic 33 31 0.90
Hospitalized, n (%) 10 (16) 40 (78) <0.001
TICS total (range 0–41) 33.6 (3.3) 31.1 (3.8) 0.005‡

*TICS, Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status.
†Means with standard deviations in parentheses, except where otherwise indicated.
‡p value, after analysis of covariance, controlling for marginal group difference in education.

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