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Table 5 Estimates of laboratory-confirmed Streptococcus pneumoniae(Sp) meningitis cases and deaths within age groups.

From: African meningitis belt pneumococcal disease epidemiology indicates a need for an effective serotype 1 containing vaccine, including for older children and adults

Age group in years Meningitis cases Meningitis deaths
<1 98 53
1 to 4 52 27
5 to 9 37 15
10 to 14 32 14
15 to 19 31 14
20 to 29 45 24
30 to 39 64 31
40 to 49 83 53
50 to 59 56 34
60 to 69 47 32
70 to 79 30 20
80 to 89 10 7
90 to 99 2 1
Total 587 326
  1. These estimates were made for a hypothetical population of 100,000 persons in the African meningitis belt followed from birth through age 99 years [4, 5, 79].