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Volume 25, Number 5—May 2019

Population-Based Estimate of Melioidosis, Kenya

Esther M. MuthumbiComments to Author , Nicola C. Gordon, George Mochamah, Sammy Nyongesa, Emily Odipo, Salim Mwarumba, Neema Mturi, Anthony O. Etyang, David A.B. Dance, J. Anthony G. Scott, and Susan C. Morpeth
Author affiliations: KEMRI–Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya (E.M. Muthumbi, N.C. Gordon, G. Mochamah, S. Nyongesa, E. Odipo, S. Mwarumba, N. Mturi, A.O. Etyang, J.A.G. Scott, S.C. Morpeth); London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK (N.C. Gordon, D.A.B. Dance, J.A.G. Scott, S.C. Morpeth); Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital–Wellcome Trust Research Unit, Vientiane, Laos (D.A.B. Dance); University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (D.A.B. Dance, J.A.G. Scott, S.C. Morpeth)

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Table 2

Incidence of melioidosis in Kilifi County Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya, 1994–2012*

Patient age group No. cases No. case-patients residing in KHDSS area Study period Person-years of observation Crude incidence†
(95% CI) Adjusted incidence†
(95% CI)
<15 y 3 2 1994–2012 2,026,781 1.0 (0.12–3.56) 1.3 (0.17–5.17)
≥15 y
1.3 (0.03–7.1)
2.0 (0.08–15.6)
Overall 4 3 NA 2,809,154 1.1 (0.22–3.12) 1.5 (0.35–5.0)

*KHDSS, Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System; NA, not applicable.
†Incidence per 106 person-years of observation, adjusted for nonconsenters and missing blood cultures among eligible consenters.

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