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Volume 5, Number 3—June 1999

Research

Tuberculosis in the Caribbean: Using Spacer Oligonucleotide Typing to Understand Strain Origin and Transmission

Christophe Sola, Anne Devallois, Lionel Horgen, Jérôme Maïsetti, Ingrid Filliol, Eric Legrand, and Nalin RastogiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Institut Pasteur de Guadeloupe, Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guiana

Data Guadeloupe Martinique French Guiana Total
Surface area (km2) 1,705 1,100 91,000 93,805
Population (1990) 387,034 359,579 114,808 861,421
Population (1996) 422,290 388,340 151,780 962,410
Density (inhabitants/km2) 248 353 2 10
Birth rate/1,000 inhabitants 16.8 14.4 29.2 17.8
AIDSa 700 383 561 1,644
HIV-positive (%)b 1.4 0.8 1.8 1.3

aCumulated cases on June 30, 1996.
bOn the basis of 7,087 serologic tests performed in departmental clinics in 1994.

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