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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease (Buruli ulcer) in Rural Hospital, Southern Benin, 1997–2001

Martine Debacker*, Julia Aguiar†, Christian Steunou†, Claude Zinsou*†, Wayne M. Meyers‡, Augustin Guédénon§, Janet T. Scott*, Michèle Dramaix¶, and Françoise Portaels*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; †Centre Sanitaire et Nutritionnel Gbemoten, Zagnanado, Benin; ‡Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, USA; §Ministère de la Santé, Cotonou, Benin; ¶Ecole de Santé Publique, Brussels, Belgium

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Table 4

Changes in patient delay and duration of hospitalization in Buruli ulcer patients, 1997–2001

Year Median patient delay (q1–q3) p Median duration of hospitalization (q1–q3) p
1997 57 (30–91) 39 (31–53)
1998 61 (30–91) 39 (28–54)
NSa < 0.001a
1999 46 (23–122) 35 (26–43)
0.001a 0.009a
2000 30 (23–61) 33 (23–42)
2001 30 (23–61) 32 (24–44)
Total 46 (23–91) < 0.001b 35 (26–48) < 0.001b

aMann-Whitney nonparametric test. Significance level = 0.0125 (Bonferroni correction for pair comparison = 0.05/4). NS = nonsignificant.
bKruskall-Wallis nonparametric test. Significance level = 0.05.

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