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Volume 20, Number 11—November 2014

Blastomycosis Mortality Rates, United States, 1990–2010

Diana KhuuComments to Author , Shira Shafir, Benjamin Bristow, and Frank J. Sorvillo
Author affiliations: University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA (D. Khuu, S. Shafir, F. Sorvillo); Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA (B. Bristow)

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Table 2

Age-adjusted time trends in blastomycosis-related mortality rate for sex, race/ethnicity, and geographic region, United States, 1990–2010*

Variable Annual percent change†
in age-adjusted mortality rates (95% CL) p value
F −2.28 (−3.84, −0.70) <0.01
−2.32 (−3.43, −1.20)
White −1.57 (−2.62, −0.51) <0.01
Black −5.12 (−7.19, −3.01) <0.01
Native American

Geographic region
South −5.06 (−6.28, −3.28) <0.01
Midwest 1.70 (0.27, 3.15) 0.02
Total −2.21 (−3.11, −1.29) <0.01

*CL, confidence limit.
†Annual percent change based on the Poisson model for death, with year and age group dummy variables as independent variables, and the base population as the offset. No other covariates were adjusted in the model.
‡Few deaths occurred in these categories, and thus, were not included in Poisson regression analyses to avoid inappropriate use of small numbers in Poisson regression modeling.

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