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Volume 16, Number 6—June 2010

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Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis for Salmonella Infection Surveillance, Texas, USA, 2007

Stephen G. LongComments to Author , Herbert L. DuPont, Linda Gaul, Raouf R. Arafat, Beatrice J. Selwyn, Joan Rogers, and Eric Casey
Author affiliations: Houston Department of Health and Human Services, Houston, Texas, USA (S.G. Long, R.R. Arafat, J. Rogers); University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston (H.L. DuPont, B.J. Selwyn); St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston (H.L. DuPont); Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (H.L. DuPont); Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas, USA (L. Gaul, E. Casey)

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Table 1

Cases of Salmonella infection reported to HDHHS, incidence rates, and PFGE results, May 1, 2007–December 31, 2007*

Case-patient characteristic No. cases reported to HDHHS (%), n = 145 Incidence rate,† 
n = 145 No. (%) case-patients assigned a PFGE pattern, n = 106 No. (%) case-patients assigned a PFGE pattern and interviewed, n = 96
Sex
M 65 (44.8) 10.0 50 (47.2) 45 (46.9)
F
80 (55.2)
12.3
56 (52.8)
51 (53.1)
Age, y
<1 27 (18.6) 119.3 21 (19.8) 19 (19.8)
1–4 40 (27.6) 47.3 31 (29.2) 27 (28.1)
5–19 21 (14.5) 7.3 11 (10.4) 11 (11.5)
20–34 9 (6.2) 2.6 7 (6.6) 7 (7.3)
35–54 20 (13.8) 5.5 15 (14.2) 13 (13.5)
55–74 16 (11.0) 10.4 13 (12.3) 11 (11.5)
>75
12 (8.3)
25.4
8 (7.5)
8 (8.3)
Race/ethnicity
White
Non-Hispanic 37 (25.5) 9.2 27 (25.5) 25 (26.0)
Hispanic 70 (48.3) 14.4 45 (42.4) 43 (44.8)
Black 23 (15.9) 7.1 20 (18.9) 17 (17.7)
Asian 9 (6.2) 13.1 9 (8.5) 9 (9.4)
Unknown
6 (4.1)

5 (4.7)
2 (2.1)
Total 145 11.1 106 96

*HDHHS, Houston Department of Health and Human Services; PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.
†Rate was calculated as number of cases/100,000 population/year, based on the 8-month study period.
‡Rate was not calculable.

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