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Volume 23, Number 3—March 2017

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Transmission among Elderly Persons, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, 2009–2015

Junji SetoComments to Author , Takayuki Wada, Yu Suzuki, Tatsuya Ikeda, Katsumi Mizuta, Taro Yamamoto, and Tadayuki Ahiko
Author affiliations: Yamagata Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Yamagata, Japan (J. Seto, Y. Suzuki, T. Ikeda, K. Mizuta, T. Ahiko); Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan (T. Wada, T. Yamamoto)

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Table 1

Crude odds ratio for single-locus variant among 173 Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains forming preliminary clusters, by epidemiologic links of tuberculosis cases, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, 2009–2015

Epidemiologic link 24Beijing-VNTR profile, no. (%)
Crude odds ratio (95% CI)*
Indistinguishable, n = 116 Single-locus variant, n = 57
Linked 42 (36.2) 11 (19.3) 1.0
Possibly linked 16 (13.8) 1 (1.8) 0.2 (0.03–2.0)
Not linked 58 (50.0) 45 (78.9) 3.0 (1.4–6.4)

*CIs that do not overlap the null value of odds ratio = 1 are shown in bold.

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