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Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008

Research

Estimating Community Incidence of Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli Infections, Australia

Gillian HallComments to Author , Keflemariam Yohannes, Jane Raupach, Niels Becker, and Martyn Kirk
Author affiliations: Australian National University, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (G. Hall); Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, Australia (K. Yohannes, M. Kirk,); Department of Health, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (J. Raupach); National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (G. Hall, N. Becker);

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Table 2

Number of notifications in Australia each year for salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, and STEC infections, 2000–2004*

Data Salmonella infections Campylobacter infections (all states except NSW)† STEC infections in SA‡
Year
2000 6,196 13,665
2001 7,047 16,123 27
2002 7,696 14,740 39
2003 7,017 15,369 37
2004
7,829
15,622
30
Mean (SD) 7,157 (651) 15,104 (946) 33.3 (5.67)
Median 7,047 15,369 34
Percentiles: 2.5, 97.5 6,278, 7,816 13,773, 16,073 27, 39

*STEC, Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli; NSW, New South Wales; SA, South Australia.
†67% of population only; adjust for population of Australia by multiplying by 1.5.
‡7.5% of population only; adjust for population of Australia by multiplying by 13.3.

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