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Table 1 Hospital admissions for pneumonia in the Veneto Region by patients’ characteristics and age group (2004–2012)

From: A population-based study on the impact of hospitalization for pneumonia in different age groups

  Total Age groups
Characteristics 0-4 5-14 15-64 65-79 80+
  (n. 110,927) (n. 11,430) (n. 4,765) (n. 18,299) (n. 28,886) (n. 47,547)
Gender [n (%])             
 Males 59,442 (53.6) 6,151 (53.8) 2,575 (54.0) 11,266 (61.6) 18,181 (62.9) 21,269 (44.7)
 Females 51,485 (46.4) 5,279 (46.2) 2,190 (46.0) 7,033 (38.4) 10,705 (37.1) 26,278 (55.3)
Nationality [n (%])             
 Italian 106,031 (95.6) 9,382 (82.1) 4,147 (87.0) 16,546 (90.4) 28,583 (99.0) 47,373 (99.6)
 Foreign 4,896 (4.4) 2,048 (17.9) 618 (13.0) 1,753 (9.6) 303 (1.0) 174 (0.4)
First listed diagnosis [n (%])             
 Pneumonia 108,278 (97.6) 11,270 (98.6) 4,704 (98.7) 17,587 (96.1) 28,003 (96.9) 46,714 (98.2)
 Septicemia 2,014 (1.8) 79 (0.7) 20 (0.4) 424 (2.3) 714 (2.5) 777 (1.6)
 Meningitis 388 (0.3) 36 (0.3) 11 (0.2) 183 (1.0) 130 (0.5) 28 (0.1)
 Empyema 247 (0.2) 45 (0.4) 30 (0.6) 105 (0.6) 39 (0.1) 28 (0.1)
Comorbidity [n (%])             
 Heart diseases 19,163 (17.3) 3 (0.0) 3 (0.1) 695 (3.8) 5,229 (18.1) 13,233 (27.8)
 COPD and asthma 11,466 (10.3) 366 (3.2) 141 (3.0) 1,232 (6.7) 4,321 (15.0) 5,406 (11.4)
 Diabetes mellitus 11,302 (10.2) 3 (0.0) 10 (0.2) 1,478 (8.1) 4,443 (15.4) 5,368 (11.3)
 Dementia 9,393 (8.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 119 (0.7) 1,933 (6.7) 7,341 (15.4)
 Stroke 7,511 (6.8) 2 (0.0) 2 (0.0) 257 (1.4) 2,023 (7.0) 5,227 (11.0)
 Renal disease 6,892 (6.2) 19 (0.2) 28 (0.6) 622 (3.4) 2,030 (7.0) 4,193 (8.8)
 Cancer 5,951 (5.4) 27 (0.2) 30 (0.6) 975 (5.3) 2,625 (9.1) 2,294 (4.8)
Hospital stay (days [SD]) 11.6 (10.1) 4.7 (3.6) 5.1 (3.7) 10.9 (10.0) 13.2 (10.1) 13.2 (10.6)
Hospitalization cost/year [million €] 40.0 4.5 1.9 6.6 10.5 16.5
  1. COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.