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Volume 13, Number 2—February 2007

Research

Deaths from Cysticercosis, United States

Frank J. Sorvillo*†Comments to Author , Christopher DeGiorgio*, and Stephen H. Waterman‡
Author affiliations: *University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA; †Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County, California, USA; ‡University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of 221 patients with fatal cysticercosis, United States, 1990–2002

No.%
Sex


Male
137
62.0
Female
84
38.0
Race/ethnicity


White
15
6.8
Black
13
5.9
Latino
187
84.6
Asian/Pacific Islander
5
2.3
Native American
1
0.5
Age group, y


1–4
1
0.5
5–14
5
2.3
15–24
37
16.7
25–34
66
29.9
35–44
29
13.1
45–54
36
16.3
55–64
20
9.1
65–74
15
6.8
75–84
9
4.1
≥85
3
1.4
Education, y*


<12
135
61.1
12
43
19.5
>12
25
11.3
Country of birth†


United States
33
14.9
Mexico
137
62.0
Other5022.6

*Unknown for 18 persons.
†Unknown for 1 person.

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