TABLE 3.

Incidence Rates of Infection in Infants Younger Than 7 Days Caused by GBS and by All Other Bacterial Pathogens: Active Bacterial Core Surveillance, Selected Counties in California and Georgia, 1993, 1998–2000

AreaComplete ABCs Surveillance Areas in GA and CA*Current Study (10 Hospitals in GA, All Births in Hospitals in the 3-County SF Bay Area)
1993*1998*199819992000
Georgia
 GBS2.10.890.840.860.86
 Non-GBS1.20.810.86
California
 GBS1.30.30.40.350.65
 Non-GBS0.801.101.11
Overall
 GBS0.630.620.76
 Non-GBS0.990.950.98
  • * Complete ABCs in 1993 and 1998 involved ascertainment of cases and births among residents of an 8-county surveillance area in metropolitan Atlanta and the 3-county San Francisco Bay area. Current study was limited to cases and births that occurred at 10 hospitals within Atlanta, Georgia, and all hospitals in the 3-county SF bay area and was not restricted to residents.