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Volume 24, Number 8—August 2018

Ancylostoma ceylanicum Hookworm in Myanmar Refugees, Thailand, 2012–2015

Elise M. O’ConnellComments to Author , Tarissa Mitchell, Marina Papaiakovou, Nils Pilotte, Deborah Lee, Michelle Weinberg, Potsawin Sakulrak, Dilok Tongsukh, Georgiette Oduro-Boateng, Sarah Harrison, Steven A. Williams, William M. Stauffer1, and Thomas B. Nutman1
Author affiliations: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (E.M. O’Connell, G. Oduro-Boateng, S. Harrison, T.B. Nutman); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (T. Mitchell, D. Lee, M. Weinberg, W.M. Stauffer); Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (M. Papaiakovou, N. Pilotte, S.A. Williams); University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Masschusetts, USA (N. Pilotte, S.A. Williams); International Organization for Migration, Mae Sot, Thailand (P. Sakulrak, D. Tongsukh); University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (W.M. Stauffer)

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Table 2

Baseline characteristics of 1,839 US-bound Myanmar refugees in camps along Myanmar–Thailand border, by camp, Thailand, 2012–2015

Mae La, camp 1
Mae La Oon, camp 2
Mae Ra Ma Luang, camp 3
Total participants, no.
Sex, no. (%)
F 261 (47.5) 327 (49.0) 304 (48.8)
288 (52.5)
340 (51.0)
319 (51.2)
Age, y, mean (range) 20.8 (0.6–79.9) 19.3 (0.86–88.9) 18.9 (0.55–83.1)
Any hookworm infection, no. (%) 180 (32.8) 173 (25.9) 182 (29.2)
Hemoglobin, g/L, geometric mean (range) 130 (71–179) 127 (71–180) 126 (71–183)
Eosinophil concentration, × 108 cells/L, geometric mean (range)* 3.56 (0.01–55.3) 4.27 (0.01–107) 5.21 (0.01–178)

*Eosinophil concentration reference range: 0–4.5 × 108 cells/L.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article

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