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Table 2 Number of Herpes Zoster (HZ) outpatient cases and HZ-incidence in the study sample, 2007 and 2008

From: Herpes zoster in Germany: Quantifying the burden of disease

  Outpatient HZ cases (study sample) 2007 Outpatient HZ cases (study sample) 2008
Age-group (years) Population Cases Incidencea CI (95%) Population Cases Incidencea CI (95%)
50 - 54 3,751,003 23,285 6.21 6.13 - 6.29 2,881,754 18,396 6.38 6.29 - 6.48
55 - 59 3,435,593 26,224 7.63 7.54 - 7.73 2,671,483 20,655 7.73 7.63 - 7.84
60 - 64 2,799,252 25,341 9.05 8.94 - 9.17 2,136,220 19,224 9.00 8.87 - 9.13
65 - 69 3,673,692 39,190 10.67 10.56 - 10.77 2,688,120 29,172 10.85 10.73 - 10.98
70 - 74 3,010,534 33,776 11.22 11.10 - 11.34 2,430,392 27,943 11.50 11.36 - 11.63
75 - 79 2,229,980 26,820 12.03 11.88 - 12.17 1,644,341 20,252 12.32 12.15 - 12.49
80 - 84 1,598,890 19,912 12.45 12.28 - 12.63 1,233,658 15,603 12.65 12.45 - 12.85
85 - 89 889,002 10,935 12.30 12.07 - 12.53 731,191 9,375 12.82 12.56 - 13.08
90+ 376,927 4,827 12.81 12.45 - 13.17 269,752 3,715 13.77 13.33 - 14.22
total 21,764,873 210,310 9.66 9.62 - 9.70 16,686,911 164,335 9.85 9.80 - 9.90
  1. CI = confidence interval
  2. acases per 1,000 person-years