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Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012

Seroprevalence of Antibodies against Taenia solium Cysticerci among Refugees Resettled in United States

Seth E. O’NealComments to Author , John M. Townes, Patricia P. Wilkins, John C. Noh, Deborah Lee, Silvia Rodriguez, Hector H. Garcia, and William M. Stauffer
Author affiliations: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA (S.E. O’Neal, J.M. Townes); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (P.P. Wilkins, J.C. Noh, D. Lee, W.M. Stauffer); Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurologicas, Lima, Peru (S. Rodriguez, H.H. Garcia); Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima (H.H. Garcia); University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (W.M. Stauffer)

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Table 1

Relationship between sex and seroprevalence of antibodies against Taenia solium cysts among refugees resettled in the United States

Country of origin Male refugees
Female refugees
Odds ratio* (95% CI) p value†
No. positive/total no. % (95% CI) No. positive/total no. % (95% CI)
Burma (Myanmar) 78/273 28.6 (23.2–34.0) 38/226 16.8 (11.9–21.7) 2.0 (1.3–3.1) <0.01
Laos 41/240 17.1 (12.3–21.9) 51/262 19.5 (14.7–24.3) 0.9 (0.5–1.3) 0.49
Burundi 57/234 24.4 (18.8–29.9) 72/266 27.1 (21.7–32.4) 0.9 (0.6–1.3) 0.49
Bhutan 56/237 23.6 (18.2–29.1) 58/263 22.1 (17.0–27.1) 1.1 (0.7–1.7) 0.68
Total 232/984 23.6 (20.9–26.2) 219/1,017 21.5 (19.0–24.1) 1.1 (0.9–1.4) 0.27

*Odds of positive result for enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot for lentil-lectin purified glycoprotein (EITB LLGP) testing of samples from male refugees compared with samples from female refugees.
†Pearson χ2.

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