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Table 2 Bayesian-smoothed chlamydia incidence rates among the ten counties with the highest incidence in Texas, 2004 and 2005

From: Monitoring county-level chlamydia incidence in Texas, 2004 – 2005: application of empirical Bayesian smoothing and Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) methods

2004 2005 Relative change 2004–2005
County Rate Z-value County Rate Z-value County % change Z-value
Bell 778 4.50 Falls 1126 6.72 Gaines 173 3.71
Falls 740 4.18 Bell 866 4.72 Hunt 99 2.56
Hale 679 3.65 Potter 668 3.20 La Salle 97 2.52
Potter 652 3.42 Kleberg 614 2.78 Hamilton 79 2.17
Nolan 568 2.70 Hays 539 2.20 Sherman 72 2.03
Taylor 563 2.66 La Salle 524 2.09 Martin 71 2.01
Kleberg 561 2.65 Gregg 505 1.94 Garza 70 1.99
Lubbock 519 2.29 Lubbock 503 1.93 Van Zandt 69 1.95
McLennan 517 2.27 Taylor 501 1.92 Mitchell 66 1.90
Coke 513 2.16 Bexar 487 1.81 Upton 64 1.85