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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 2

Meningococcal incidence rates and case-fatality rates by age group and year group, New York City, 1989–2000a

Age group (yr) 1989–1991 1992–1994 1995–1997 1998–2000 1989–2000 Case-fatality rate (%)
<1
15.9
8.15
7.25
4.23
8.49
13.0
1–4
2.83
1.10
1.24
0.85
1.50
13.0
5–14
0.77
0.37
0.61
0.40
0.53
7.8
15–24
0.99
0.76
0.45
0.72
0.77
10.6
25–44
0.34
0.21
0.49
0.47
0.38
17.1
45–64
0.47
0.26
0.61
0.55
0.48
24.4
>65
0.77
0.45
0.75
0.60
0.64
32.9
All ages 0.89 0.50 0.69 0.60 0.67 16.9

aRates are per 100,000.

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