Table 3

Age-specific measles hospitalization rates by geographical area. Italy 2002 and 2003.

N. hospitalizations/100 000 population


Age group (yrs)

2002

2003


North

Centre

South

North

Centre

South


<1

4.4

49.2

90.7

6.4

15.3

35.1

1–4

5.2

36.0

78.2

3.6

10.4

37.2

5–9

4.6

28.4

52.5

2.7

8.2

28.4

10–14

3.1

19.5

23.9

2.8

7.5

20.8

15–19

2.0

13.5

12.5

5.0

8.2

16.8

≥ 20

0.4

2.0

1.7

0.6

2.1

2.0

Total

1.0

6.3

9.4

1.2

2.8

6.5


Note: For each age group, differences observed among geographical areas were all statistically significant (p < 0.001).

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

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