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Table 3 Case fatality rate and duration of hospitalization

From: Meningitis registry of hospitalized cases in children: epidemiological patterns of acute bacterial meningitis throughout a 32-year period

  Case fatalities Days of hospitalization
Organism N CFR% (95% CI) Relative Risk (95% CI) Mean (SD) Range N
N. meningitidis – probable 46 11.1 (8.3–14.6) 4.7 (3.2–6.9)    
N. meningitidis - confirmed 14 1.7 (1.0–2.9) 0.3 (0.2–0.6)    
N. meningitidis - total 60 4.8 (3.7–6.2) 1.7 (1.1–2.5) 10.5 (5.1) 0 – 65 1242
S. pneumoniae 14 7.5 (4.2–12.3) 2.1 (1.2–3.7) 15.8 (9.4) 0 – 95 184
H. influenzae type b 2 0.8 (0.1–2.8) 0.2 (0.0–0.8) 14.5 (5.1) 1 – 47 252
Other bacteria 4 7.3 (2.0–17.6) 1.9 (0.7–5.1) 20.3 (12.4) 0 – 68 53
Unspecified 15 2.0 (1.2–3.4) 0.4 (0.3–0.8) 11.2 (5.1) 0 – 48 725
Total 95 3.8 (3.1–4.7)   11.7 (6.1) 0 – 95 2456
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