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Volume 8, Number 10—October 2002
Bioterrorism-related Anthrax
Bioterrorism-related Anthrax

Antimicrobial Postexposure Prophylaxis for Anthrax: Adverse Events and Adherence

Colin W. Shepard*Comments to Author , Montse Soriano-Gabarro*, Elizabeth R. Zell*, James Hayslett*, Susan Lukacs*, Susan Goldstein*, Stephanie Factor*†, Joshua Jones*, Renee Ridzon*, Ian Williams*, Nancy Rosenstein*, and the CDC Adverse Events Working Group
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York, USA;

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Table 4

Univariate analysis of factors associated with adverse events, post 60-day program evaluation data, 2001–2002a

Variable Reports of adverse events among persons taking at least one dose of prophylaxis
Florida (n=744)
New Jersey
Hart Senate Building, Washington, D.C.
(n = 472)
Brentwood facility, Washington, D.C.
New York City
(%) p value (%) p value (%) p value (%) p value (%) p value (%) p value
Male 50 <0.01 54 <0.01 54 0.01 60 <0.01 44 <0.01 41 0.53
Female 63 Ref 68 Ref 65 Ref 74 Ref 61 Ref 44 Ref
Age group
17–39 yr 55 Ref 58 Ref 61 Ref 69 Ref 56 Ref 40 Ref
40–64 yr 55 0.99 59 0.75 53 0.10 66 0.38 51 0.20 44 0.37
>65 yr 41 0.19 39 0.03 40 0.34 52 0.04 37 0.04 19 0.10
African-American 54 0.88 61 0.35 46 0.02 67 0.36 52 0.74 36 0.14
All others 55 Ref 58 Ref 61 Ref 63 Ref 51 Ref 44 Ref
Hispanic 55 1.00 60 0.87 44 0.38 57 0.38 56 0.12 39 0.65
Non-Hispanic 55 Ref 59 Ref 59 Ref 66 Ref 50 Ref 42 Ref
IND enrollment
Yes 48 0.29 61 0.34 68 0.11 <0.01 56 0.40 50 0.13
No 56 Ref 57 Ref 57 Ref 63 Ref 51 Ref 41 Ref
Received printed materials about adverse events
No 70 0.03 61 0.73 73 <0.01 78 0.02 29 0.01 53 0.36
Yes 54 Ref 58 Ref 54 Ref 66 Ref 53 Ref 42 Ref

aIND, investigational new drug; Ref, referent.

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