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Volume 20, Number 3—March 2014

Coxiella burnetii Seroprevalence and Risk for Humans on Dairy Cattle Farms, the Netherlands, 2010–2011

B. Schimmer1Comments to Author , N. Schotten1, E. van Engelen, J.L.A. Hautvast, P.M. Schneeberger, and Y.T.H.P. van Duijnhoven
Author affiliations: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands (B. Schimmer, N. Schotten, Y.T.H.P. van Duynhoven); Animal Health Service, Deventer, the Netherlands (E. van Engelen); Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (J.L.A. Hautvast); Jeroen Bosch Hospital, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands (P.M. Schneeberger)

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Table 2

Participant characteristics and Coxiella burnetii seroprevalence among dairy cattle farm residents, the Netherlands, September 2010– March 2011

Participant characteristic Total no. residents/no. positive (%) 95% CI
All participants
755/544 (72.1)
M 431/368 (85.4) 82.0–88.7
323/176 (54.5)
Age, y
<35 169/107 (63.3) 56.0–70.7
35–44 176/131 (74.4) 67.9–80.9
45–54 252/185 (73.4) 67.9–78.9
132/106 (80.3)
Farmer 361/315 (87.2) 83.8–90.7
Spouse 222/121 (54.5) 47.9–61.1
Child <18 y 52/23 (44.2) 30.3–58.2
Child >18 y 54/40 (74.1) 62.0–86.1
Other* 40/30 (75.0) 61.0–89.0

*Represents other family members and employees.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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