Table 2

Meningitis cases in the three most common pathogens according to age group, in three periods

Organism

N. Meningitidis*

S. Pneumoniae

H. Influenzae


Age Group

Period

N

%

IR**

N

%

IR**

N

%

IR**


1 to 11

1974–1984

202

63.3

32.8

45

60.8

7.3

41

40.2

6.5

months

1985–1994

69

21.6

27.9

15

20.3

5.6

55

53.9

22.9

1995–2005

48

15.0

18.9

14

18.9

5.5

6

5.9

2.3

1 to 4

1974–1984

274

50.3

14.4

26

38.8

1.3

49

38.6

2.6

years

1985–1994

136

25.0

16.7

14

20.9

1.7

72

56.7

8.7

1995–2005

135

24.8

16.3

27

40.3

3.3

6

4.7

0.7

5 to 9

1974–1984

93

38.4

4.1

10

40.0

0.4

7

43.8

0.3

years

1985–1994

38

15.7

3.0

8

32.0

0.6

8

50.0

0.6

1995–2005

111

45.9

10.1

7

28.0

0.6

1

6.3

0.1

10 to 14

1974–1984

36

33.0

1.6

7

46.7

0.3

1

50.0

0.0

years

1985–1994

13

11.9

0.9

7

46.7

0.5

1

50.0

0.0

1995–2005

60

55.0

5.1

1

6.7

0.1

0

0.0

0.0

Total

1974–2005

1252

100.0

8.9

186

100.0

1.3

252

100.0

1.7


* N. Meningitidis includes probable and confirmed meningococcal meningitis cases

** Mean annual Incidence Rate per 100,000 children

Theodoridou et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2007 7:101   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-7-101

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