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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 3

Factors associated with hospitalization or death among blastomycosis cases reported to public health, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, United States, 1987–2018*

Characteristic Hospitalization
RR (95% CI) p value RR (95% CI) p value
Older age NA 0.015 NA <0.001
Female sex 1.13 (1.05–1.21) <0.001 1.05 (0.83–1.33) 0.681
Non-White race 1.13 (1.05–1.21) 0.002 1.08 (0.82–1.42) 0.588
Antigen test† 1.25 (1.13–1.37) <0.001 1.27 (0.84–1.92) 0.255
Culture† 1.28 (1.20–1.36) <0.001 1.02 (0.79–1.33) 0.864
Microscopy† 1.32 (1.23–1.43) <0.001 1.76 (1.34–2.38) <0.001

*NA, not applicable; RR, relative risk.
†Arkansas, Michigan, and Minnesota only.

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