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TABLES AND CHARTS (Cont.)


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Tables 1-4

Table 5: Age Distribution by Pathogen for all Sites

Table 6: Sex Distribution by Pathogen for all Sites

Table 7: Patient Outcome by Pathogen for all Sites


Table 5: Age Distribution by Pathogen for All Sites
From January 1, 1997 to December 31, 1997

Pathogen

 

UNK

0-<1

1-<10

10-<20

20-<30

30-<40

40-<50

50-<60

60+

Total

                       

Campylobacter

Cases

4

123

628

309

694

824

579

373

432

3,966

 

Percent

0.1%

3.1%

15.8%

7.8%

17.5%

20.8%

14.6%

9.4%

10.9%

100.0%

                       

E. coli 0157

Cases

0

10

154

54

30

18

12

24

38

340

 

Percent

0.0%

2.9%

45.3%

15.9%

8.8%

5.3%

3.5%

7.1%

11.2%

100.0%

                       

Listeria

Cases

0

5

2

1

3

9

6

8

42

76

 

Percent

0.0%

6.6%

2.6%

1.3%

3.9%

11.8%

7.9%

10.5%

55.3%

100.0%

                       

Salmonella

Cases

2

244

534

217

300

313

232

134

228

2,204

 

Percent

0.1%

11.1%

24.2%

9.8%

13.6%

14.2%

10.5%

6.1%

10.3%

100.0%

                       

Shigella

Cases

3

29

587

74

162

211

102

56

33

1,257

 

Percent

0.2%

2.3%

46.7%

5.9%

12.9%

16.8%

8.1%

4.5%

2.6%

100.0%

                       

Vibrio

Cases

0

0

0

0

16

18

4

4

8

50

 

Percent

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

32.0%

36.0%

8.0%

8.0%

16.0%

100.0%

                       

Yersinia

Cases

0

56

29

7

7

13

10

5

11

138

 

Percent

0.0%

40.6%

21.0%

5.1%

5.1%

9.4%

7.2%

3.6%

8.0%

100.0%

                       

Total

Cases

9

467

1,934

662

1,212

1,406

945

604

792

8,031

 

Percent

0.1%

5.8%

24.1%

8.2%

15.1%

17.5%

11.8%

7.5%

9.9%

100.0%


This table shows the number of cases by age group. As in 1996, the greatest number of cases involves children between the ages of 1 and 10 years.

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Table 6: Sex Distribution by Pathogen for All Sites
From January 1, 1997 to December 31, 1997

Pathogen

 

Female

Male

Total

         

Campylobacter

Cases

1779

2177

3956

 

Percent

45.0%

55.0%

100.0%

         

E. coli 0157

Cases

178

162

340

 

Percent

52.4%

47.6%

100.0%

         

Listeria

Cases

35

41

76

 

Percent

46.1%

53.9%

100.0%

         

Salmonella

Cases

1092

1108

2200

 

Percent

49.6%

50.4%

100.0%

         

Shigella

Cases

607

647

1254

 

Percent

48.4%

51.6%

100.0%

         

Vibrio

Cases

19

31

50

 

Percent

38.0%

62.0%

100.0%

         

Yersinia

Cases

74

63

137

 

Percent

54.0%

46.0%

100.0%

         

Total

Cases

3784

4229

8013

 

Percent

47.2%

52.8%

100.0%


This table shows the number of cases by sex. There are 18 cases where sex is unknown.

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Table 7: Patient Outcome by Pathogen for All Sites
From January 1, 1997 to December 31, 1997

Pathogen

 

Alive

Unknown

Dead

Total

           

Campylobacter

Cases

3060

905

1

3966

 

Percent

77.2%

22.8%

0.0%

100.0%

           

E. coli 0157

Cases

331

5

4

340

 

Percent

97.4%

1.5%

1.2%

100.0%

           

Listeria

Cases

58

3

15

76

 

Percent

76.3%

4.0%

19.7%

100.0%

           

Salmonella

Cases

1855

337

12

2204

 

Percent

84.2%

15.3%

0.5%

100.0%

           

Shigella

Cases

1002

254

1

1257

 

Percent

79.7%

20.2%

0.1%

100.0%

           

Vibrio

Cases

29

21

0

50

 

Percent

58.0%

42.0%

0.0%

100.0%

           

Yersinia

Cases

112

26

0

138

 

Percent

81.2%

18.8%

0.0%

100.0%

           

Total

Cases

6447

1551

33

8031

 

Percent

79.4%

20.1%

0.5%

100%


This table shows the number of known deaths of patients who tested positive for one of the seven targeted pathogens. Note that these deaths may or may not have been caused by the pathogen, but may be attributable to an underlying illness. Further case control study is warranted.

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