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Volume 15, Number 11—November 2009

Imported Infectious Diseases in Mobile Populations, Spain

Begoña Monge-Maillo, B. Carolina Jiménez, José A. Pérez-Molina, Francesca F. Norman, Miriam Navarro, Ana Pérez-Ayala, Juan M. Herrero, Pilar Zamarrón, and Rogelio López-VélezComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of immigrant population seeking care at the Tropical Medicine Unit, Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain, 1989–2008*

Characteristic Total Sub-Saharan Africans Latin Americans p value
Study participants, no. (%) 2,198 (100) 1,564 (71.2) 634 (28.8)
Male sex, no. (%) 1,303 (59.3) 882 (56.4) 421 (66.4) <0.001
Median age, y (IQR) 29 (22–36) 28 (22–35) 32 (24–40)
Median preconsultation period, mo† 7 5 19 <0.001
Health coverage,‡ no. (%) 739 (33.6) 348 (22.3) 391 (61.7) <0.001

*IQR, interquartile range (25th–75th percentile).
†Defined as months elapsed from arrival to Spain to first consultation at the Tropical Medicine Unit.
‡Defined as holding Spain’s national health card.

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