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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011


Multinational Cholera Outbreak after Wedding in the Dominican Republic

Mercedes Laura JiménezComments to Author , Andria Apostolou, Alba Jazmin Palmera Suarez, Luis Meyer, Salvador Hiciano, Anna Newton, Oliver Morgan, Cecilia Then, and Raquel Pimentel
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Field Epidemiology Training Program, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (M.L. Jiménez,); Ministry of Public Health, Santo Domingo (M.L. Jiménez, L. Meyer, S. Hiciano, C. Then, R. Pimentel); New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Trenton, New Jersey, USA (A. Apostolou); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A. Apostolou, A. Newton); Pan American Health Organization, Santo Domingo (A.J. Palmera Suarez); Atlanta Research and Education Foundation, Decatur, Georgia, USA (A. Newton); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Santo Domingo (O. Morgan)

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Table 2

Odds of consuming specific food and beverage items during a wedding, Dominican Republic, January 2011*

Food item consumed
No. (%) case-patients, n = 42
No. (%) controls, n = 62
OR (95% CI)
p value
Cooked shrimp on ice 25 (60) 9 (15) 10.82 (3.31–35.35) <0.001
Langostinos 14 (33) 9 (15) 2.23 (0.56–8.81) 0.254
Mixed rice and vegetables 1 (2) 12 (19) 0.04 (0.003–0.45) 0.009
Other food 1 (2) 10 (16) 0.18 (0.02–1.74) 0.139
Ice cubes in beverages 16 (38) 9 (15) 4.10 (1.28–13.16) 0.018

*OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval. Pearson goodness-of-fit for the regression model <0.001 (10 df, χ2 38.19). Because exponentiated coefficients from the logistic regression model are shown in the table, the regression intercept (log odds for non–case-patients) is not shown.

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