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Volume 17, Number 7—July 2011

CME ACTIVITY

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, United States, 1993–2009

Adam MacNeilComments to Author , Thomas G. Ksiazek, and Pierre E. Rollin
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A. MacNeil, T.G. Ksiazek, P.E. Rollin); and University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA (T.G. Ksiazek)

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of HPS case-patients, United States, 1993–2009*

Characteristic No. (%) cases Outcome
CFR, % p value†
Age, y, n = 508 0.992
<10 5 (1) 20
10–19 56 (11) 36
20–29 116 (23) 36
30–39 105 (21) 37
40–49 101 (20) 33
50–59 69 (14) 35
60–69 48 (9) 33
>70
8 (2)
38

Sex, n = 510 0.180
M 324 (64) 33
F
186 (36)
39

Race, n = 492 0.284
White 383 (78) 33
American Indian or Native American 96 (20) 43
Black 8 (2) 38
Asian or Pacific Islander
5 (1)
60

Ethnicity, n = 393 0.637
Non-Hispanic 312 (79) 37
Hispanic 81 (21) 40

*HPS, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome; CFR, case-fatality rate.
†χ2 p value for testing the difference in proportion of HPS case-patients who died between categories for each demographic characteristic.

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