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Incidence Rate of Selected Notifiable Diseases by Race/Ethnicity
Los Angeles County, 2000

Race/Ethnicity Rate (Cases per 100,000)**

Disease

Asian

Black

Hispanic

White

Amebiasis

0.3

0.5

1.1

1.1

Botulism

-

-

-

-

Brucellosis

-

-

0.1

-

Campylobacteriosis

11.3

7.3

14.1

16.1

Cholera

-

-

-

-

Coccidioidomycosis

0.1

0.8

0.4

0.4

Cryptosporidiosis

-

0.7

0.6

0.8

Cysticercosis

-

-

0.8

0.1

Dengue

0.1

-

-

0.0

E. coli O157:H7

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.5

Encephalitis

0.7

0.5

0.4

0.4

Giardiasis

1.1

2.0

5.0

5.7

Haemophilus influenzae type b

-

-

-

0.0

Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)

0.2

-

0.2

-

Disease

Asian

Black

Hispanic

White

Hepatitis A

4.6

4.6

9.6

7.4

Hepatitis B

0.9

1.8

0.3

0.8

Hepatitis C

0.2

0.3

0.3

0.3

Hepatitis unspecified

0.1

0.3

0.1

0.0

Kawasaki syndrome

0.7

0.3

0.2

0.2

Legionellosis

-

0.1

0.1

0.3

Listeriosis, nonperinatal

0.4

0.4

0.0

0.3

Listeriosis, perinatal*

10.1

-

3.3

15.2

Lyme Disease

0.1

-

-

0.1

Malaria

0.3

1.8

0.4

0.3

Measles

-

0.1

0.1

0.0

Meningitis, viral

0.7

2.1

2.1

2.5

Meningococcal infections

0.2

1.6

0.4

0.4

Mumps

0.1

-

0.4

-

Pertussis

0.6

1.3

1.1

1.2

Psittacosis

-

-

-

-

Disease

Asian

Black

Hispanic

White

Q-fever

-

-

-

-

Relapsing fever

-

-

-

-

Rheumatic fever, acute

-

-

-

-

Rubella

-

-

-

-

Salmonellosis

10.4

9.4

9.5

10.1

Shigellosis

1.6

8.0

10.7

9.8

Strongyloidiasis

-

-

-

-

Tetanus

-

-

-

-

Trichinosis

-

-

-

-

Tularemia

-

-

-

-

Typhoid fever, case

1.2

-

0.1

-

Typhoid fever, carrier

0.2

-

0.1

-

Typhus fever

-

-

0.1

0.4

Vibrio

0.2

-

0.3

0.0

* Rates for perinatal listeriosis were calculated as cases per 100,000 live births.
** Rates of disease based on less than 19 cases or events are considered "unreliable." A zero rate made from no events is especially hazardous and are not reported here, except with a dash ("-").

Source: Los Angeles County Dept. of Health Services

 

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