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Volume 18, Number 9—September 2012

Dispatch

Hospitalizations Associated with Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis, Arizona and California, USA

Amy E. SeitzComments to Author , D. Rebecca Prevots, and Steven M. Holland
Author affiliations: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

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Characteristics of patients hospitalized for all causes and for disseminated coccidioidomycosis, by patient race/ethnicity and age, Arizona and California, USA*

Characteristic Arizona hospitalizations
California hospitalizations
Disseminated coccidioidomycosis All causes Disseminated coccidioidomycosis All causes
Total, no. patients 2,770 6,180,404 1,949 19,979,016
Race/ethnicity, no. (%) patients

White

1,316 (47.5) 4,207,269 (68.1) 451 (23.1) 10,541,469 (52.8)

Black

771 (27.8) 219,265 (3.5) 561 (28.8) 1,520,896 (7.6)

Hispanic

360 (13.0) 1,240,707 (20.1) 587 (30.1) 4,957,476 (24.8)

Asian/Pacific Islander

80 (2.9) 76,345 (1.2) 125 (6.4) 1,269,150 (6.4)

Native American

102 (3.7) 197,181 (3.2) NR 13,819 (0.07)

Other

65 (2.3) 98,975 (1.6) 18 (0.9) 342,786 (1.7)

Information missing

76 (2.7) 140,662 (2.3) NR 1,333,420 (6.7)
Median patient age, y

Overall†

47 54 43 54

White

56 60 51 62

Black

37 43 40 51

Hispanic

41 33 41 35

Asian

39 39 50 57

Native American

46 39 NR 47

*Boldface indicates a significant difference (p<0.05) compared with all-cause hospitalizations. NR, information not reported because cell size is <10 or to prevent calculation of a cell size <10.
†Excludes hospitalized patients with missing race/ethnic information.

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