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Volume 20, Number 2—February 2014

Human Cutaneous Anthrax, Georgia 2010–2012

Ian Kracalik1, Lile Malania1, Nikoloz Tsertsvadze, Julietta Manvelyan, Lela Bakanidze, Paata Imnadze, Shota Tsanava, and Jason K. BlackburnComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA (I. Kracalik, J.K. Blackburn); National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia (L. Malania, N. Tsertsvadze, J. Manvelyan, P. Imnadze, S. Tsanava); Agrarian University of Georgia, Tbilisi (L. Bakanidze)

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Table 2

Results of the negative binomial regression model examining risk factors for human cutaneous anthrax Georgia

Patient characteristic IRR*
95% CI† p value
Univariate Adjusted
Age, y
5–19 0.12 0.11 0.05–0.26 <0.01
20–34 0.57 0.46 0.23–0.91 0.03
35–49 0.65 0.58 0.30–1.14 0.11
50–64 Referent Referent
F Referent Referent
Self-reported infection source
Slaughtering/butchering cattle Referent Referent
Processing/handling meat 0.45 0.75 0.40–1.39 0.36
Field work/sowing and harvesting crops 0.18 0.26 0.13–0.51 <0.01
Unknown 0.07 0.09 0.04–0.20 <0.01

2 goodness-of-fit test indicated the model fit the data (df = 31, χ2 = 40.71, p = 0.11). IRR, incidence risk ratio.
†Wald 95% CIs.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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