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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 4

Risk for coccidioidomycosis-associated initial hospitalization, by various demographic characteristics, California, 2000–2011*

Characteristic Multivariate RR (95% CI)†
Year 1.06 (1.06–1.07)
Sex
F Referent
M 2.48 (2.33–2.63)
Age, y
0–19 Referent
20–39 4.22 (3.82–4.66)
40–59 7.73 (7.01–8.52)
>60 9.50 (8.59–10.50)
Race/ethnicity
White Referent
African American 2.09 (1.92–2.28)
Hispanic 1.31 (1.21–1.41)
Other‡ 0.83 (0.76–0.90)

*N = 15,747. RR, relative risk.
†RRs were calculated by using multivariate negative binomial regression. All p values were <0.0001.
‡Includes persons of Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaska Native, and other race/ethnicity.

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