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Volume 9, Number 3—March 2003

Research

Epidemiology of Meningococcal Disease, New York City, 1989–2000

Alexandre Sampaio Moura*†, Ariel Pablos-Méndez†‡, Marcelle Layton*, and Don Weiss*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, USA; †Columbia University, New York, New York, USA; ‡Rockefeller Foundation, New York, New York, USA

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Table 1

Rates of meningococcal disease, New York City, 1905–2000

Yr group or yr Casesa Annual rate/100,000
1905–1916
7,038
12.3
1917–1928
3,715
5.44
1929–1940
3,844
4.29
1941–1952
4,505
4.75
1953–1964
1,007
1.08
1965–1976
707
0.75
1977–1988
986
1.16
1989
87
1.19
1990
79
1.08
1991
30
0.41
1992
27
0.37
1993
40
0.55
1994
42
0.57
1995
54
0.73
1996
59
0.80
1997
54
0.73
1998
35
0.47
1999
59
0.79
2000
50
0.62
1989–2000 615 0.67

aBefore 1945, meningococcal disease was classified as cerebrospinal fever or epidemic spinal meningitis.

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