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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

CME ACTIVITY - Research

Risk Factors for and Estimated Incidence of Community-associated Clostridium difficile Infection, North Carolina, USA1

Preeta K. Kutty, Christopher W. Woods, Arlene C. Sena, Stephen R. Benoit, Susanna Naggie, Joyce Frederick, Sharon Evans, Jeffery Engel, and L. Clifford McDonaldComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (P.K. Kutty, S.R. Benoit, L.C. McDonald); Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA (C.W. Woods, S. Naggie, J. Frederick); Duke University Medical Center, Durham (C.W. Woods, S. Naggie, S. Evans); Durham County Health Department, Durham (A.C. Sena); University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (A.C. Sena); North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (J. Engel); 1Presented in part at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 12–15, 2006.

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Table 1

Estimated incidence of community-associated Clostridium difficile infection per 100,000 persons among VA and Durham County populations, North Carolina, USA, 2005*

Population Age group, y, no. cases
Overall
18–44 45–64 >65
VA
M
14.7
28.5†
15.9
20.8
Durham County
M 11.0 56.6† 57.5 28.4
F
21.9
70.4
204.6
61.9‡
Overall 16.5 63.9 146.4 46.0

*VA, Veterans Affairs.
†p<0.05 when compared with age groups 18–44 and >65 y combined.
‡p<0.005 when compared with men from Durham County.

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1Presented in part at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 12–15, 2006.

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