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Volume 14, Number 7—July 2008

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Persistence of Diphtheria, Hyderabad, India, 2003–2006

Sailaja Bitragunta*, Manoj V. Murhekar*, Yvan J. Hutin*, Padmanabha P. Penumur†, and Mohan D. Gupte*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, India; †Fever Hospital, Hyderabad, India;

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Table 1

Average yearly attack rate of diphtheria by age and sex, Hyderabad, India, 2003–2006

Demographic characteristics No. cases, 2003–2006 Average population, 2003–2006 Annual attack rate/100,000 population
Age, y
<1 8 81,050 2
2–4 116 240,450 12
5–9 455 415,673 27
10–14 530 455,426 29
15–19 431 450,408 24
20–44 1,054 1,583,569 17
>45
91
632,964
4
Sex
Male 1,153 1,983,960 15
Female
1,532
1,875,580
20
Religion
Non-Muslim 811 2,270,695 9
Muslim
1,874
1,588,845
29
Total 2,685 3,859,540 17

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