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Volume 17, Number 6—June 2011

Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infection and Vaccine Implications, Auckland, New Zealand

Atheer Safar, Diana LennonComments to Author , Joanna Stewart, Adrian Trenholme, Dragana Drinkovic, Briar Peat, Susan Taylor, Kerry Read, Sally Roberts, and Lesley Voss
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand (A. Safar, S. Roberts); The University of Auckland, Auckland (D. Lennon, J. Stewart); Kidz First Children’s Hospital/Middlemore Hospital, Auckland (A. Trenholme); North Shore Hospital, Auckland (D. Drinkovic, K. Read); The University of Auckland/Middlemore Hospital, Auckland (B. Peat); Middlemore Hospital, Auckland (S. Taylor); Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland (L. Voss)

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Table 2

Invasive GAS infection and relation with socioeconomic status, Auckland, New Zealand, 2005–2006*

New Zealand Deprivation Index 2006†
No. (%) confirmed invasive GAS infections, n = 198
10 63 (32)
9 33 (17)
8 23 (12)
7 23 (12)
6 10 (5)
5 10 (5)
4 6 (3)
3 10 (5)
2 15 (8)
1 5 (3)

*Based on the 198 case-patients for whom socioeconomic status information was available. GAS, group A streptococcal.
†New Zealand Ministry of Health, 10, most deprived area; 1, least deprived area.

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