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Table 1 Demographic data for notifications of confirmed meningococcal cases and emergency department diagnoses of meningococcal disease, NSW, 2004

From: Can near real-time monitoring of emergency department diagnoses facilitate early response to sporadic meningococcal infection? - prospective and retrospective evaluations

  Confirmed meningococcal cases ED diagnoses of meningococcal disease
Age groups N % N %
0 to 4 years 51 34 65 44
5 to 14 years 17 11 35 24
15 to 24 years 30 20 13 9
25 to 44 years 18 12 21 14
44+ years 33 22 13 9
Sex     
Male 76 51 80 54
Female 73 49 67 46
Total 149 100 147 100