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Table 1 Annual number of female and male patients in Sweden receiving antiviral prescriptions in the dosage used in herpes zoster treatment during 2006-2010

From: Disease burden of herpes zoster in Sweden - predominance in the elderly and in women - a register based study

Year Total Females Males
2006 24 405 15 107 9 298
2007 23 503 14 504 8 999
2008 25 291 15 668 9 623
2009 26 364 16 313 10 051
2010 28269 17480 10789
Reg coeff (p-value) 1058.9 (0.033) 655.5 (0.035) 403.4 (0.031)