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Volume 17, Number 7—July 2011

Research

Hansen Disease among Micronesian and Marshallese Persons Living in the United States

Patricia Woodall, David ScollardComments to Author , and Latha Rajan
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Tulane University, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA (P. Woodall, L. Rajan); National Hansen’s Disease Program, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA (D. Scollard)

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Table 2

Hansen disease patient data for multibacillary disease status, female sex, and age <15 y, as reported by sources other than the US National Hansen’s Disease Program*

Data source
Multibacillary disease, %
Female sex, %
Age <15 y
Federated States of Micronesia national data, 2000–2007† 44 35 34
Federated States of Micronesia Leprosy Elimination Campaign, 2005‡ 30 36 32
Republic of the Marshall Islands national data, 2000–2007† 55 42 23
Republic of the Marshall Islands Leprosy Elimination Campaign, 1999‡ 31 NA 35
Hawaii Marshallese cluster, 1998‡ 28 NA 39

*NA, data not available.
†World Health Organization annual reports (national surveillance).
‡Published reports from active case-finding campaigns (5,13,1820).

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