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Volume 9, Number 8—August 2003

Research

Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease: Risk Factors for Adults

Stephanie H. Factor*†Comments to Author , Orin S. Levine‡, Benjamin Schwartz*, Lee H. Harrison§, Monica M. Farley¶, Allison J. McGeer#, and Anne Schuchat*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York, USA; ‡National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; §Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; ¶Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; #Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Table 1

Characteristics of patients with invasive group A streptococcal disease, Atlanta, Baltimore, Toronto, 1997–1999

Characteristic Patients
N=139 (%)
Geographic area
Atlanta 58 (42)
Baltimore 49 (35)
Toronto 32 (23)
Age group
18–44 48 (34)
45–64 54 (39)
65+ 37 (27)
Sex
Male 70 (50)
Female 69 (50)
Race
White 75 (54)
Black 60 (43)
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1 (1)
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 (1)
Other or not specified 1 (1)
Ethnicity
Hispanic 2 (1)
Non-Hispanic 137 (99)
Outcome
Lived 120 (86)
Died 18 (13)
Unknown 1 (1)

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