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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 3

Annual incidence rates of Neisseria meningitidis, serogroups B and Y, New York City, 1989–2000a

Age group (yr) 1989–1991
1992–1994
1995–1997
1998–2000
B
Y
B
Y
B
Y
B
Y
No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate
<1
15
5.8
2
0.78
11
4.3
1
0.39
9
2.7
3
0.91
4
1.2
5
1.5
1–4
13
1.0
0
0
5
0.39
2
0.16
4
0.31
2
0.15
2
0.15
1
0.08
5–14
3
0.11
1
0.04
4
0.15
0
0
3
0.09
3
0.09
1
0.03
9
0.27
15–24
9
0.29
1
0.03
5
0.16
4
0.13
2
0.06
3
0.09
3
0.09
7
0.21
24–44
6
0.08
1
0.01
4
0.05
1
0.01
8
0.10
15
0.19
3
0.04
7
0.09
45–64
5
0.12
0
0
1
0.02
2
0.04
2
0.04
11
0.22
4
0.08
17
0.33
≥65
3
0.10
0
0
4
0.14
3
0.10
2
0.07
8
0.28
2
0.07
10
0.36
All ages 54 0.25 5 0.02 34 0.15 13 0.06 30 0.12 45 0.19 19 0.08 56 0.23

aRates are per 100,000 and use 1990 and 2000 census figures.

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