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Volume 13, Number 7—July 2007

Dispatch

Estimating Severe Coccidioidomycosis in California

Valerie J. Flaherman*Comments to Author , Richard Hector*†, and George W. Rutherford*†
Author affiliations: *University of California, San Francisco, California, USA; †California State University, Bakersfield, California, USA;

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Table 1

Hospitalizations for coccidioidomycosis, California, 1997–2002

Category Total hospitalizations Total person-years (x 106) Frequency of hospitalization* Frequency of hospitalization for coccidioidal meningitis*
Total 7,457 203.0 3.67 0.657
Year
1997 1,269 32.5 3.90 0.706
1998 1,144 32.9 3.50 0.706
1999 1,167 33.4 3.5 0.61
2000 1,100 34.0 3.23 0.62
2001 1,291 34.7 3.7 0.58
2002 1,486 35.3 4.2 0.71
Highest incidence counties
Kern 1,700 3.97 42.8
Tulare 479 2.21 21.7
Kings 133 0.77 17.4
San Luis Obispo 170 1.48 11.5

*Per 100,000 residents per year.

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