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Volume 4, Number 2—June 1998

Synopsis

Haemophilus influenzae Invasive Disease in the United States, 1994–1995: Near Disappearance of a Vaccine-Preventable Childhood Disease

Kristine M. Bisgard, Annie Kao, John Leake, Peter M. Strebel, Bradley A. Perkins, and Melinda Wharton
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 3

Number of cases and average annual incidence rates of Hi and Hib invasive disease and Hi invasive disease of unknown serotype, by race and ethnicity,a United States, 1994 – 1995

Children aged 0-4 year
Persons aged >5 years
All Hi

Hib

Hi: unknown 
serotypes

All Hi

Race/ethnicity No.b Incidencec No.b Incidencec No.b Incidencec No.b Incidencec
Non-Hispanic
White 338 1.34 102 0.40 150 0.59 1,269 0.35
Black 122 2.08 32 0.55 52 0.89 258 0.45
American Indian 18 5.10 10 2.83 3 0.84 12 0.37
Asian or Pacific Islander 13 0.86 3 0.20 6 0.40 21 0.13
Hispanic 94 1.49 7 0.11 31 0.49 70 0.15

aDoes not include 84 (13%) of children aged < 4 years, and 310 (16%) of persons aged > 5 years for whom race and ethnicity data were missing.
bNumber of cases over the 2-year period.
cPer 100,000 population.

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