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Table 1 Demographic features of 42 patients hospitalized in Edmonton, Alberta with echinococcal disease 1991–2001

From: Echinococcal disease in Alberta, Canada: more than a calcified opacity

  Definite/Probable (N = 22) Possible (N = 20) Total (N = 42)
Male 5 (23%) 11 (55%) 16 (38%)
Female 17 (77%) 9 (45%) 26 (62%)
Born in Canada 14 (64%) 14 (70%) 28 (67%)
Foreign born* 4 (18%) 2 (10%) 6 (14%)
Place of birth unknown 4 (18%) 4 (20%) 8 (19%)
Edmonton residence 6 (27%) 6 (30%) 12 (29%)
NWT residence 9 (41%) 8 (40%) 17 (40%)
Rural Alberta residence 7 (32%) 6 (30%) 13 (31%)
Mean age (years) 32 ± 16 54 ± 25  
Pulmonary disease 9 (40%) 2 (10%) 11(26%)
Hepatic disease 12 (55 %) 16 (80%) 28 (67%)
Spleen /kidney 0 2 (10%) 2 (5%)
Cardiac 1 (5%) 0 1 (2%)
  1. *Patients were born in Lebanon, Ukraine, Iraq, Paraguay, Poland, or Yugoslavia