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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011
THEME ISSUE
CHOLERA IN HAITI

Dispatch

Rapid Assessment of Cholera-related Deaths, Artibonite Department, Haiti, 2010

Janell A. RouthComments to Author , Anagha Loharikar1, Marie-Délivrance Bernadette Fouché, Emily J. Cartwright2, Sharon L. Roy, Elizabeth Ailes, W. Roodly Archer, Jordan W. Tappero, Thierry H. Roels, Georges Dahourou, and Robert E. Quick
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J.A. Routh, A. Loharikar, E.J. Cartwright, S.L. Roy, W.R. Archer, J.W. Tappero, T.H. Roels, R.E. Quick); Laboratoire National de Santé Publique, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (M.-D.B. Fouché); IHRC, Inc., Atlanta (E. Ailes); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Port-au-Prince (G. Dahourou)

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Table 2

Time and location of death from cholera for health facility versus community decedents, Haiti, October–November, 2010

Time and location Health facility decedent, no. (%), n = 48 Community decedent, no. (%), n = 39
At home before receiving care NA 23 (59)
En route to a health facility NA 8 (20)
On day of admission 22 (46) NA
After overnight admission 26 (54) NA
At home after discharge NA 8 (20)

*Health facility decedent, cholera case-patient who died in a health facility; community decedent, cholera case-patient who died at home or en route to a health facility; NA, not applicable.

*Health facility decedent, cholera case-patient who died in a health facility; community decedent, cholera case-patient who died at home or en route to a health facility; NA, not applicable.

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1Current affiliation: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

2Current affiliation: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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