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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of IPD cases linked to patient records

From: The impact and effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination in Scotland for those aged 65 and over during winter 2003/2004

Description IPD Cases linked to patient records Completed Follow-up (%) Vaccination status known (%) With >1 Risk factor (%) *
Number of subjects 396 368 348 61
Male (%) 198 (50.0) 181 (49.2) 171 (49.1) 28 (45.9)
Aged 65 + years (%) 165 (41.7) 156 (42.4) 145 (41.7) 43 (70.5)
% VHR§ - 29 (7.9) 23 (6.6) -
  1. * With >1 risk factor: more than one known risk factor for pneumococcal disease as set out in non-age dependent criteria to be eligible for polysaccharide vaccine [12].
  2. § VHR denotes IPD cases in the very high risk category – defined as asplenics and the severely immuno-compromised (haematological malignancies and non-haematological malignancies who are currently receiving cancer therapy).