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Volume 17, Number 6—June 2011

CME ACTIVITY

Taenia solium Tapeworm Infection, Oregon, 2006–2009

Seth O’NealComments to Author , John Noh, Patricia Wilkins, William Keene, William Lambert, James Anderson, Jenifer Compton Luman, and John Townes
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA (S. O’Neal, W. Lambert, J. Anderson, J. Compton Luman, J. Townes); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J. Noh, P. Wilkins); Oregon Department of Human Services, Portland (W. Keene)

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Table 2

Incidence of confirmed and presumptive cysticercosis cases, Oregon, 2006–2009

Variable 2006, n = 14 2007, n = 18 2008, n = 14 2009, n = 26* All cases, n = 72
Hispanic, no. (%)
13 (93)
18 (100)
14 (100)
24 (92)
69 (96)
Years since immigration, median (interquartile range)
8 (5–10)
6 (2–10)
10 (8–17)
10 (4–18)
9 (4–15)
Annual incidence
Cases/100,000 overall population 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.5
Cases/100,000 Hispanic population 3.4 4.5 3.4 5.5 5.8

*Number of reported confirmed and presumptive cases during the active study year (2009) compared with prior years, p = 0.08 by Fisher exact test.

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