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Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012


Community-associated Clostridium difficile Infections, Monroe County, New York, USA

Ghinwa DumyatiComments to Author , Vanessa Stevens, George E. Hannett, Angela D. Thompson, Cherie Long, Duncan MacCannell, and Brandi Limbago
Author affiliations: University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA (G. Dumyati, V. Stevens); State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA (V. Stevens); New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA (G.E. Hannett); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A.D. Thompson, C. Long, D. MacCannell, B. Limbago)

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Table 1

Characteristics of case-patients with CDI, Monroe County, New York, USA, March 1–August 31, 2008*

Characteristic HCFO CO-HCA CA† p value
Total 196 103 67 ND
Demographic ND
Female sex 116 (59) 65 (63) 41 (61) 0.75
Median age, y (SD) 78 (17) 69 (17.4) 53 (20.8) <0.001
Race 0.75
White 142 (83) 87 (87) 45 (82) ND
Black 25 (14) 12 (12) 8 (14) ND
Other‡ 5 (3) 1 (1) 2 (4) ND

*Values are no. (%) except as indicated. CDI, Clostridium difficile infection; HCFO, health care facility onset; CO-HCA, community onset–health care associated; CA, community associated; ND, not determined.
†Definite and probable CA cases.
‡Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

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