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Table 3 Weighted annual average HZ-incidence extrapolated on the total German populationa, 2007/2008

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

  Total Male Female
age group (years) Population Cases Incidenceb CI (95%) Incidencec CI (95%) Incidenced CI (95%)
50 - 54 5,831,377 36,220 6.21 6.15 - 6.28 4.64 4.57 - 4.72 7.80 7.70 - 7.90
55 - 59 5,305,382 40,274 7.59 7.52 - 7.67 5.84 5.75 - 5.94 9.31 9.19 - 9.43
60 - 64 4,225,970 37,769 8.94 8.85 - 9.03 7.22 7.11 - 7.34 10.59 10.46 - 10.73
65 - 69 5,218,814 55,816 10.70 10.61 - 10.78 8.95 8.84 - 9.07 12.30 12.17 - 12.43
70 - 74 4,362,971 49,473 11.34 11.24 - 11.44 9.87 9.74 - 10.01 12.59 12.44 - 12.73
75 - 79 3,014,860 36,633 12.15 12.03 - 12.28 10.96 10.78 - 11.15 13.02 12.85 - 13.19
80 - 84 2,219,495 27,810 12.53 12.38 - 12.68 11.35 11.11 - 11.59 13.15 12.96 - 13.33
85 - 89 1,247,016 15,684 12.58 12.38 - 12.78 11.65 11.29 - 12.03 12.91 12.68 - 13.15
90+ 518,045 6,832 13.19 12.88 - 13.51 11.99 11.39 - 12.61 13.58 13.21 - 13.96
total 31,943,930 306,511 9.60 9.56 - 9.63 7.80 7.75 - 7.84 11.12 11.07 - 11.17
  1. CI = confidence interval
  2. aweighted average based on extrapolated study samples 2007 and 2008
  3. bcases per 1,000 person-years
  4. ccases per 1,000 males and year
  5. dcases per 1,000 females and year