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Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

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Rickettsia felis Infection in Febrile Patients, Western Kenya, 2007–2010

Alice N. Maina, Darryn L. Knobel, Ju Jiang, Jo Halliday, Daniel R. Feikin, Sarah Cleaveland, Zipporah Ng’ang’a, Muthoni Junghae, Robert F. Breiman, Allen L. Richards, and M. Kariuki NjengaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya (A.N. Maina, Z. Ng’ang’a); Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya (A.N. Maina, D.L. Knobel),; University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa (D.L. Knobel); Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (A.L. Richards, J. Jiang); University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (J. Halliday, S. Cleaveland); US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nairobi (M. Junghae, D.R. Feikin, R.F. Breiman, M.K. Njenga)

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of participants in hospital-based survey, western Kenya, 2008–2010

Characteristic No. (%) febrile, n = 699 No. (%) afebrile, n = 236 p value*
Age group, y <0.001
0–1 61 (8.7) 15 (7.0)
2–5 345 (49.4) 30 (14.1)
6–17 214 (30.6) 63 (29.6)
18–44 61 (8.7) 72 (33.8)
>45 18 (2.6) 33 (15.5)
Missing 0 23
Sex <0.001
M 352 (50.6) 73 (30.4)
F 344 (49.4) 163 (69.1)
Missing 3 0

*By χ2 test.

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