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Table 4 Weighted annual average of total number of cases and incidence of Herpes Zoster (HZ) leading to hospitalization, Germany, 2007/2008

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

  Total Male Female
age group (years) Population Cases Incidencea CI (95%) Incidenceb CI (95%) Incidencec CI (95%)
50 - 54 5,831,377 754 0.13 0.12 - 0.14 0.11 0.10 - 0.18 0.14 0.13 - 0.16
55 - 59 5,305,382 1,040 0.20 0.18 - 0.21 0.16 0.15 - 0.18 0.23 0.21 - 0.25
60 - 64 4,225,970 1,296 0.31 0.29 - 0.32 0.28 0.25 - 0.30 0.34 0.31 - 0.36
65 - 69 5,218,814 2,299 0.44 0.42 - 0.46 0.41 0.38 - 0.43 0.47 0.45 - 0.50
70 - 74 4,362,971 2,394 0.55 0.53 - 0.57 0.52 0.49 - 0.56 0.57 0.54 - 0.60
75 - 79 3,014,860 2,381 0.79 0.76 - 0.82 0.76 0.71 - 0.81 0.81 0.77 - 0.86
80 - 84 2,219,495 2,196 0.99 0.95 - 1.03 0.92 0.85 - 0.99 1.03 0.98 - 1.08
85 - 89 1,247,016 1,330 1.07 1.01 - 1.13 1.00 0.89 - 1.11 1.09 1.03 - 1.16
90+ 518,045 559 1.08 0.99 - 1.17 0.90 0.74 - 1.08 1.14 1.04 - 1.25
Total 31,943,930 14,249 0.45 0.44 - 0.45 0.38 0.37 - 0.39 0.51 0.50 - 0.52
  1. CI = confidence interval
  2. acases per 1,000 person-years
  3. bcases per 1,000 males and year
  4. ccases per 1,000 females and year