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Volume 6, Number 1—February 2000

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Coccidioidomycosis in New York State

Vishnu Chaturvedi*†Comments to Author , Rama Ramani*, Sally Gromadzki*, Birgit Rodeghier*, Hwa-Gan Chang*, and Dale L. Morse*†
Author affiliations: *New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA; †School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, New York, USA

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Table 1

Coccidioidomycosis hospital discharge data, New York State, 1992–1997

Characteristic N (%)
Total hospitalizations 181
Total patients 161
Male 93 (58)
Female 68 (42)
Race
White 128 (79)
Black 18 (11)
Asian/Pacific Islander 2 (1)
Other 9 (6)
Unknown 4 (3)
Ethnicity
Hispanic 4 (2)
Non-hispanic 151 (94)
Unknown 6 (4)
Coccidioidomycosis diagnosis
Primary 75 (41)
Secondary 106 (59)
Concurrent diagnosis
HIV 32 (20)
Cancer 16 (10)
Died while in hospital 18 (11)
Mean length of stay (days) 16
Age range (yrs) 0-93 (median 58)
Mean hospital charge $22,516.00

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