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Volume 25, Number 10—October 2019

Risk for Invasive Streptococcal Infections among Adults Experiencing Homelessness, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 2002–2015

Emily MositesComments to Author , Tammy Zulz, Dana Bruden, Leisha Nolen, Anna Frick, Louisa Castrodale, Joseph McLaughlin, Chris Van Beneden, Thomas W. Hennessy, and Michael G. Bruce
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, Alaska, USA (E. Mosites, T. Zulz, D. Bruden, L. Nolen, T.W. Hennessy, M.G. Bruce); Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Anchorage (A. Frick, L. Castrodale, J. McLaughlin); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (C. Van Beneden)

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Table 2

Crude and age-adjusted incidence rates of invasive streptococcal infections among the adult population experiencing homelessness compared with the general adult population, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 2002–2015*

Disease Population experiencing homelessness
General population
Crude IRR (95% CI) Age-adjusted IRR (95% CI)
No. cases Person-years Incidence No. cases Person-years Incidence
Group A Streptococcus 56 13,585 412.2 229 2,983,169 7.7 53.7 (39.3–72.2) 53.3 (46.7–61.0)
Group B Streptococcus 6 13,585 44.2 194 2,983,169 6.5 6.8 (2.5–15.0) 6.9 (6.0–8.1)
Streptococcus pneumoniae 84 13,585 618.3 457 2,983,169 15.3 40.3 (31.5–51.0) 36.3 (33.0–39.9)

*General population excludes persons experiencing homelessness. Incidence expressed as no. cases/100,000 person-years. IRR, incidence rate ratio.

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