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Volume 9, Number 12—December 2003

Research

Intensity of Rainfall and Severity of Melioidosis, Australia

Bart J. Currie*Comments to Author  and Susan P. Jacups*
Author affiliations: *Menzies School of Health Research and Flinders University, Darwin Northern Territory, Australia

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Table 1

Prior 14-day rainfall correlations with risk factors, clinical signs and symptoms, and outcomes

Parameter Yes No p value

No.
Median 14-d rainfall
No.
Median 14-d rainfall

Diabetes
119
174 mm
199
102 mm
0.002
Alcohol excess
118
132 mm
200
116 mm
0.043
Chronic renal disease
27
198 mm
291
113 mm
0.048
Pneumonia
156
161 mm
162
105 mm
0.001
Bacteremia
155
166 mm
163
97 mm
<0.0001
Pneumonia–bacteremic
86
188 mm
70
120 mm
0.035
Nonpneumonia–bacteremic
71
136 mm
91
89 mm
0.007
Septic shock
74
191 mm
244
112 mm
0.0008
Death 56 211 mm 262 110 mm 0.0002

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