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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010


Epidemiology of Cryptococcus gattii, British Columbia, Canada, 1999–2007

Eleni GalanisComments to Author , Laura MacDougall, Sarah Kidd, Mohammad Morshed, and the British Columbia Cryptococcus gattii Working Group
Author affiliations: British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (E. Galanis, L. MacDougall); University of British Columbia, Vancouver (E. Galanis)

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Table 2

Characteristics of hospitalizations and demographic data for 322 persons hospitalized for cryptococcosis, British Columbia, Canada, 1999–2006

Characteristic Cryptococcosis without HIV/AIDS Cryptococcosis with HIV/AIDS p value
No. hospitalizations 266 267
No. case-patients 191 131
Incidence* 5.8 3.9 0.004
No. admissions per case-patient, median (range) 1 (1–7) 3 (1–11) <0.001
Length of stay, d, median (range)
8 (0–142)
14 (1–288)
Demographic data
Male sex, % 56.5 82.4 0.007
Age, y
Mean 57.9 40.3 <0.001
Range 1–91 6–75

*Average annual hospitalization rate per million British Columbia population.

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1Members involved in this study were Patrick Doyle, John Galbraith, Linda Hoang, Pamela Kibsey, Min-Kuang Lee, Sultana Mithani, Marc Romney, and Diane Roscoe.

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