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Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009

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Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in High-Risk Population, Turkey

Turabi Gunes, Aynur Engin, Omer Poyraz, Nazif ElaldiComments to Author , Safak Kaya, Ilyas Dokmetas, Mehmet Bakir, and Ziynet Cinar
Author affiliations: Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey

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Table 1

Demographics and seroprevalence of CCHFV in persons living in rural and urban areas of Tokat and Sivas provinces, Turkey, 2006*

Characteristic Persons living in rural area (n = 782) Persons living in urban area (n = 100)
Age, y
Mean ± SD 41.5 ± 18.6 41.9 ± 18.4
Range
7–83
7–80
Gender, no. (%)
Female 390 (49.8) 53 (53)
Male
392 (50.2)
47 (47)
Total seroprevalence, no. positive (%)
100 (12.8)
2 (2)
Seroprevalence by gender, no. positive/no. tested (%)†
Female 47/390 (12.1) 0/53 (0)
Male
53/392 (13.5)
2/47 (4.3)
Seroprevalence by age, y, no. positive/no. tested (%)‡
7–20 4/138 (2.9) 0/14 (0)
21–30 9/100 (9) 0/18 (0)
31–40 14/134 (10.5) 0/15 (0)
41–50 20/126 (15.90 1/18 (5.6)
51–60 23/157 (14.6) 1/17(5.9)
61–70 20/85 (23.5) 0/13 (0)
71–83 10/45 (22.2) 0/5 (0)

*CCHFV, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus.
†p value = 0.59 for persons living in rural area; for persons living in urban area, data are insufficient for statistical analysis.
‡p value <0.001 for persons living in rural area; for persons living in urban area, data are insufficient for statistical analysis.

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