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Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001

Research

The Changing Epidemiology of Malaria in Minnesota

Scott A. SeysComments to Author  and Jeff B. Bender
Author affiliations: Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Demographic characteristics of malaria cases, Minnesota, 1988-1998 (n=265)

Characteristic No. of respondents n %a
Sex 265
Male 180 67.9
Female 85 32.1
Residence 264
Twin Cities (seven-county metropolitan area) 211 79.9
Hennepin County 129 48.9
Ramsey County 63 23.9
Age (years) 260
<5 26 10.0
6-17 44 16.9
18-29 66 25.4
30-44 76 29.2
45-64 43 16.5
>65 5 1.9
Race 217
Black 130 59.9
White 58 26.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 23 10.6
Hispanic 5 2.3
American Indian 1 0.5
Travel origin 212
Traveled from Minnesota 138 65.1
Immigrated to Minnesota 74 34.9
Citizenship 164
Non-U.S. citizen 95 57.9
Primary refugee 37 22.6
U.S. citizen 69 42.1

aCalculations are based on the number of respondents.

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