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Volume 20, Number 11—November 2014

Legionnaires’ Disease Incidence and Risk Factors, New York, New York, USA, 2002–2011

Andrea Farnham1Comments to Author , Lisa Alleyne, Daniel Cimini, and Sharon Balter
Author affiliations: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, USA; 1Current affiliation: University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Table 1

Most common underlying medical conditions among Legionnaires’ disease case-patients, New York, New York, USA, 2002–2011*

Condition No. (%) case-patients Relative risk (95% CI)†
Smoking history 879 (60.7)
COPD 223 (15.4)
215 (14.8)

Overall 506 (34.9)
By age group, y†
18–24 1 (7.7) 6.3 (0.95–41.10)
25–44 31 (15.2) 5.7 (4.1–7.9)
45–64 208 (34.1) 2.5 (2.2–2.8)
>65 264 (42.8) 1.9 (1.7–2.0)

*n = 1,449. COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
†For case-patients with diabetes only. Population denominators for diabetes prevalence are from the American Community Survey. Relative risks for children age <18 y (2/5 case-patients <18 had diabetes) were not calculated because population denominators were not available for this age group.

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