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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 2

Univariate analysis for correlation with prior 14-day rainfall of ≥125 mm

Clinical parameter 14-d rainfall ≥125 mm 14-d rainfall <125 mm Odds ratio (95% CI)a p value
Pneumonia
Yes
88
68
1.70 (1.09 to 2.65)
0.019
No
70
92
Bacteremia
Yes
90
65
1.93 (1.24 to 3.02)
0.004
No
68
95
Bacteremic pneumonia
Yes
53
33
1.94 (1.17 to 3.21)
0.010
No
105
127
Septic shock
Yes
46
28
1.94 (1.14 to 3.29)
0.014
No
112
132
Death Yes
38
18
2.50 (1.36 to 4.57) 0.003
No 120 142

aCI, confidence interval.

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