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Volume 8, Number 2—February 2002


Epidemiology of Burkholderia cepacia Complex in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis, Canada

David P. Speert*, Deborah Henry*, Peter Vandamme†, Mary Corey‡, and Eshwar Mahenthiralingam*
Author affiliations: *University of British Columbia and Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; †University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium; ‡The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Table 3

Regional prevalence of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients infected with Burkholderia cepacia complex and representation of their isolates in Canadian B. cepacia Research and Referral Repository, 1992-1997

Region of Canada 1996 census, population, thousands No. of CF patients, 1992-1997 No. (%) of CF patients infected with B. cepacia complex No. (%) of CF patients with samples of B. cepacia complex in repository
West 8,816 975 117 (12) 91 (78)a
Ontario 11,101 1293 285 (22) 241 (85)
Quebec 7,274 1088 55 (5) 16 (29)
East 2,381 405 103 (25) 27 (26)

aArchived samples from the main study center have been excluded here to provide comparative regional estimates.

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