Table 2

Age distribution of measles hospitalizations. Italy, 2002–2003.

Age group (years)

2002

2003


N. hospitalizations (%)

N. hospitalizations/100,000 population

N. hospitalizations (%)

N. hospitalizations/100,000 population


<1

241 (7.8)

46.2

102 (4.9)

19.0

1 – 4

834 (27.1)

39.8

382 (18.3)

17.9

5 – 9

781 (25.4)

29.2

379 (18.2)

14.3

10 – 14

430 (14.0)

15.3

329 (15.8)

11.6

15 – 19

258 (8.4)

8.8

313 (15.0)

10.8

≥ 20

528 (17.2)

1.1

577 (27.7)

1.2

Total

3072 (100.0)

5.4

2082 (100.0)

3.6


Note: All differences observed among age-groups were statistically significant (p < 0.05), with the exception of: 2003, age groups < 1 vs. 1–4 years and age groups 10–14 vs. 15–19 years.

Filia et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:169   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-169

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