Volume 21, Number 11—November 2015
Coccidioidomycosis among Workers Constructing Solar Power Farms, California, USA, 2011–2014
|Male sex, no. (%)
|Median age, y (range)
|Ethnicity, no. (%), n = 41|
|Not Hispanic||28 (68)|
|Don’t know or data missing
|Race, no. (%), n = 41|
|Not white†||6 (15)|
| Don’t know or declined to state
|Job title, no. (%), n = 43|
|Electrician, lineman, or wireman||14 (33)|
|Heavy equipment operator||11 (26)|
|Carpenter, ironworker, millwright, or mechanic||5 (12)|
|Manager or superintendent||4 (9)|
|Permanent residence, no. (%)|
|California, San Luis Obispo County||14 (32)|
|California, other Coccidioides-endemic county‡||3 (7)|
|California, less Coccidioides–endemic county||17 (39)|
|Other state with possible Coccidioides endemicity§||6 (14)|
|Any other state||4 (9)|
*Of the 44 patients, 43 were interviewed and 41 completed the interview.
†Including African American, Filipino, Samoan, Native American, and multiracial.
‡Other Coccidioides-endemic counties are Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, and Tulare.
§Other possibly Coccidioides–endemic states are Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
1Current affiliation: California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA.
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