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Volume 8, Number 11—November 2002
THEME ISSUE
Tuberculosis Genotyping

Tuberculosis Genotyping Network, United States

Molecular Epidemiology of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, New York City, 1995–1997

Sonal S. Munsiff*†Comments to Author , Trina Bassoff*, Beth Nivin*, Jiehui Li*, Anu Sharma*, Pablo Bifani‡, Barun Mathema‡, Jeffrey Driscoll§, and Barry N. Kreiswirth‡
Author affiliations: *New York City Department of Health, New York, New York, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Public Health Research Institute TB Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA; §Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York, USA;

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Table 2

Social and demographic characteristics of patients in predominantly multidrug-resistant tuberculosis clusters, New York City, 1995–1997

Clustered strain (n=234)
Characteristics W W1 H AB P AU C P1 Other Unique RFLPa
No. of patients 59 7 18 14 13 6 5 4 27 81
No. of bands 18 19 2 11 11 10 3 11 4–18 2–22
Known epidemiologic links
Nosocomial 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community 4 1 2 7 1 2 0 0 1 5
Age (median, in yrs) 41 41 37 42 43 40 37 37 41 42
Male 41 3 7 7 7 4 4 3 17 49
Race/ethnicity
Asian 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 16
Hispanic 18 2 10 1 3 1 3 2 9 24
Black, non-Hispanic 25 1 6 12 9 1 1 2 15 31
White, non-Hispanic 14 3 1 1 0 4 0 0 3 10
U.S.-born 46 4 15 13 10 5 3 3 21 42
HIV positive 42 1 14 10 4 4 3 1 17 29
History of—
Homelessness 6 0 1 8 3 0 2 0 2 5
Alcohol abuse 11 1 1 3 4 0 0 0 5 9
Injection drug use 9 0 2 6 0 1 0 1 5 8
Prior tuberculosis treatment 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 5 12
Health-care worker 4 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 2
Borough of residence
Manhattan 23 1 8 4 1 1 3 0 10 19
Bronx 17 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 8
Brooklyn 7 2 5 10 9 5 1 4 11 30
Queens 12 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 23
Staten Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

aRFLP, restriction fragment length polymorphism.

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