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Volume 21, Number 9—September 2015
THEME ISSUE
Emerging Infections Program

Socioeconomic Status and Foodborne Pathogens in Connecticut, USA, 2000–20111

Bridget M. WhitneyComments to Author , Christina Mainero, Elizabeth Humes, Sharon Hurd, Linda Niccolai, and James L. Hadler
Author affiliations: Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Table 1

Incidence of salmonellosis by age group and census tract–level SES, Connecticut, USA, 2000–2011*

Age group
Census tract–level SES, % living below poverty level p value†
Total
<5
5–9.9
10–19.9
≥20
All ages
Case-patients, no. 5,204 2,797 1,078 772 557 <0.001
Person-years 41,877,972 21,746,820 8,823,930 6,478,176 4,802,394
Rate‡ 12.43 12.86 12.22 11.92 11.60
0–4 y
Case-patients, no. 931 429 170 185 147 0.058
Person-years 2,552,700 1,238,688 508,140 432,696 373,176
Rate‡ 36.47 34.63 33.46 42.76 39.38
5–9 y
Case-patients, no. 431 262 66 57 46 0.029
Person-years 2,800,290 1,484,166 539,844 420,924 355,356
Rate‡ 15.39 17.65 12.23 13.54 12.94
≥10 y
Case-patients, no. 3,842 2,106 842 530 364 <0.001
Person-years 36,524,982 19,023,966 7,775,946 5,624,556 4,073,862
Rate‡ 10.52 11.07 10.83 9.42 8.94

*A total of 2,221 persons were living in census tracts unable to be classified by SES level. SES, socioeconomic status.
†By χ2 test for trend.
‡No. cases/100,000 person-years.

Main Article

1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists; June 23–25, 2014; Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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