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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 3

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

All STEC, N = 744
Census tract–level SES, % living below poverty level p value†
Total
<5
5–9.9
10–19.9
≥20
All ages <0.001
Case-patients, no. 744 498 138 77 31
PY 41,877,972 21,746,820 8,823,930 6,478,176 4,802,394
Rate 1.78 2.29 1.56 1.19 0.65
0–4 y
Case-patients, no. 124 69 25 18 12 0.054
PY 2,552,700 1,238,688 508,140 432,696 373,176
Rate 4.86 5.57 4.92 4.16 3.22
5–17 y
Case-patients, no. 296 220 49 19 8 <0.001
PY 7,399,518 3,977,634 1,435,740 1,088,280 897,636
Rate‡ 4.00 5.53 3.41 1.75 0.89
≥18 y
Case-patients, no. 324 209 64 40 11 <0.001
PY 31,925,754 16,530,498 6,880,050 4,957,200 3,531,582
Rate 1.01 1.26 0.93 0.81 0.31

*PY, person-years; SES, socioeconomic status; STEC, Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli. Includes 2,221 persons living in census tracts unable to be classified by socioeconomic level.
†p-value is for χ2 test for trend.
‡Rate = number of cases/100,000 person-years.

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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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