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Table 8.1: Deaths From Infectious Diseases in Selected Border Counties, 1996
Bexar Cameron El Paso Hidalgo Nueces Webb Texas
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
Diabetes 363 28.0 106 34.0 188 27.9 137 27.6 188 27.9 113 36.4 4,582 24.0
HIV infection 167 13.0 9 2.9 55 8.2 22 4.4 32 8.2 32 10.3 2,061 11.0
Congenital anomalies (Birth defects) 73 5.5 13 4.2 37 5.5 29 5.8 37 5.5 17 5.5 949 5.0
Hepatitis 4 0.3 3 1.0 2 0.3 0 0 2 0.3 3 1.0 353 1.9
Tuberculosis 11 0.8 1 0.3 5 0.7 4 0.8 5 0.7 1 0.3 103 0.5
NOTE: Rate is per 100,000 population.

SOURCES: John Sharp, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, and Texas Department of Health.

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