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Table 1 Absolute number and percentage of confirmed spotted fever cases and deaths regarding probable area of infection, relation to work, exposure to risk environments and hospitalization, between 2007 and 2015 in Brazil

From: An update on the epidemiological situation of spotted fever in Brazil

  Cases Deaths
  N % N %
Gender  
Male     
 <1 year 4 0.45 2 0.61
 1–4 years 20 2.26 8 2.46
 5–9 years 49 5.54 15 4.61
 10–14 years 46 5.20 18 5.53
 15–19 years 56 6.34 22 6.76
 20–49 years 445 50.39 151 46.46
 50–64 years 209 23.66 82 25.23
 65–79 years 53 6 27 8.30
 >80 years 1 0.11 0 0
Female  
 <1 year 5 1.38 1 1.16
 1–4 years 27 7.45 6 6.97
 5–9 years 27 7.45 10 11.62
 10–14 years 31 8.56 12 13.95
 15–19 years 20 5.52 5 5.81
 20–49 years 183 50.55 37 43.02
 50–64 years 53 14.64 12 13.95
 65–79 years 15 4.14 3 3.48
 >80 years 1 0.27 0 0
Ethnic Group  
 White 816 65.54 220 53.53
 Black 56 4.5 32 7.79
 Asian 7 0.56 0 0
 Multiracial 215 17.27 90 21.9
 Indigenous 4 0.32 1 0.24
 Missing/blank 147 11.81 68 16.55
Probable area of infection  
 Rural 539 43.29 146 35.52
 Urban 407 32.69 139 33.82
 Periurban 173 13.90 70 17.03
 Missing/Blank 126 10.12 56 13.63
Work-related transmission  
 Yes 213 17.11 63 15.33
 No 860 69.08 264 64.23
 Missing/blank 182 14.62 84 20.44
Exposure to risk environments  
 Yes 831 66.75 254 61.80
 No 255 20.48 64 15.57
 Missing/blank 159 12.77 93 22.63
Hospitalization  
 North 9 0.72 1 0.24
 Northeast 1 0.08 0 0
 Southeast 615 49.39 336 81.75
 South 37 2.97 4 0.97
 Central-West 6 0.48 1 0.24
 Missing/blank 92 7.38 49 11.92