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Volume 15, Number 8—August 2009

Dispatch

Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli, New Mexico, USA, 2004–2007

Sarah LathropComments to Author , Karen Edge, and Joseph Bareta
Author affiliations: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (S. Lathrop, K. Edge); New Mexico Department of Health, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (J. Bareta)

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of case-patients who had laboratory-confirmed STEC infections, New Mexico, USA, 2004–2007*

CharacteristicNo. case-patients
O157 STECNon-O157 STECTotal
Age group, y†
<1336
1–432629
5–1010717
11–1841216
19–295712
30–39426
40 –49123
50–59156
>60
9
7
16
Sex
Male183452
Female
22
37
59
Race/ethnicity
White non-Hispanic171734
White Hispanic111223
White, unknown ethnicity549
Native American31013
African American101
Other055
Unknown
3
23
26
Type of county
Urban296493
Rural
11
7
18
Year of diagnosis
200471118
2005101121
2006142337
2007
9
26
35
Total no. case-patients
40
71
111
*STEC, Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli; O157, serotype O157:H7.
†Median age (range) of patients: STEC O157–infected, 18 y (4 mo–78 y); non-O157 STEC–infected, 10 y (5 mo–70 y); total, 13.3 y (4 mo–78 y).

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