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Volume 27, Number 4—April 2021

Blastomycosis Surveillance in 5 States, United States, 1987–2018

Kaitlin BenedictComments to Author , Suzanne Gibbons-Burgener, Anna Kocharian, Malia Ireland, Laura Rothfeldt, Natalie Christophe, Kimberly Signs, and Brendan R. Jackson
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (K. Benedict, B.R. Jackson); Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (S. Gibbons-Burgener, A. Kocharian); Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (M. Ireland); Arkansas Department of Health, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA (L. Rothfeldt); Louisiana Department of Health, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA (N. Christophe); Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Lansing, Michigan, USA (K. Signs)

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Table 1

Patient characteristics of blastomycosis cases reported to public health, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, USA, 1987–2018*

Characteristic Value
Median age, y (range; IQR), n = 4,390 46 (0–97; 31–59)
Mean age, y, n = 4,390
Sex, n = 4,441
M 2,892 (65.1)
F 1,533 (34.5)
16 (0.4)
Race, n = 4,316
White 2,778 (64.4)
Black or African American 406 (9.4)
Asian, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islander 193 (4.5)
American Indian or Alaska Native 152 (3.5)
Other or multiple races 47 (1.1)
740 (17.2)
Ethnicity, n = 3,984
Not Hispanic or Latino 2,828 (71.0)
Hispanic or Latino 141 (3.5)
1,015 (25.5)
Hospitalized, n = 2,912
Y 1,662 (57.1)
1,250 (42.9)
Died, n = 3,385
Y 278 (8.2)
3,107 (91.8)
*Values are no. (%) except as indicated. IQR, interquartile range.

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