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Volume 19, Number 10—October 2013

Research

Coccidioidomycosis-associated Hospitalizations, California, USA, 2000–2011

Gail SondermeyerComments to Author , Lauren Lee, Debra Gilliss, Farzaneh Tabnak, and Duc Vugia
Author affiliations: California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA, USA

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Table 2

Coccidioidomycosis-associated initial hospitalizations by patient residence, California, 2000–2011*

Patient residence† No. (%), 2000–2011, N = 15,747 No. (rate/100,000 population)
2000 2011
Endemic region, county 7,683 (48.8) 281 (12.0) 990 (34.6)
Fresno 1,450 (9.2) 30 (3.7) 171 (18.1)
Kern 4,016 (25.5) 155 (23.3) 544 (61.9)
Kings 760 (4.8) 20 (15.4) 99 (63.5)
Madera 125 (0.8) 5 (4.0) 20 (12.8)
San Luis Obispo 398 (2.5) 23 (9.3) 49 (17.9)
Tulare 934 (5.9) 48 (13.0) 107 (23.6)
Less endemic region 8,064 (51.2) 517 (1.6) 861 (2.5)

*For this study, 6 California counties where coccidioidomycosis is endemic were defined as the endemic region, and all other counties, where coccidioidomycosis is less endemic, were defined as the less endemic region.
†For patients admitted from prison or jail, patient residence was based on the location of the prison or jail.

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