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Volume 8, Number 4—April 2002

Research

Outcomes of Treated Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis Cases

Alan H. Ramsey*†Comments to Author , Edward A. Belongia‡, Craig M. Gale‡, and Jeffrey P. Davis†
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; ‡Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA;

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Table 2

Mean scores and standard errors (SE) in six domains of the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey in patients and controlsa

Domain Patients
mean (SE) Controls
mean (SE) p
Physical function 77 (2.3) 74 (2.8) .83
Physical health-related role limitations 68 (4.1) 74 (3.7) .16
Bodily pain 62 (2.9) 69 (2.5) .03
General health 59 (1.4) 59 (1.4) .64
Vitality 57 (2.4) 58 (2.1) .46
Relative health 45 (2.4) 52 (1.8) .03

aOptimal score in each category is 100.

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