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Volume 20, Number 1—January 2014

CME ACTIVITY - Research

Raw Milk Consumption among Patients with Non–Outbreak-related Enteric Infections, Minnesota, USA, 2001–2010

Trisha J. RobinsonComments to Author , Joni M. Scheftel, and Kirk E. Smith
Author affiliations: Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of patients with domestically acquired, sporadic enteric infections, Minnesota, 2001–2010

Pathogen
Patients reporting raw milk consumption

Patients denying raw milk consumption
No. patients
Median age, y (range)
Male, %
No. patients
Median age, y (range)
Male, %
Campylobacter spp.
407
18 (<1–92)*
63.9*

6,340
33 (<1–96)
56.9
Cryptosporidium spp.
53
8 (1–74)*
52.8

1,689
21 (<1–101)
45.6
Escherichia coli O157
19
5 (<1–63)*
63.2

1,050
16 (<1–92)
46.3
Non-O157 Shiga toxin–producing E. coli
12
4 (1–61)
66.7

342
18 (<1–88)
46.3
Salmonella spp.
39
16 (1–78)*
59.0

4,388
28 (<1–98)
46.6
Total 530 17 (<1–92)* 62.6* 13,809 29 (<1–101) 51.3

*Significantly different (p<0.05) from persons who denied raw milk consumption.

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