Skip to main content

Table 2 Age, gender, immune-status, and case-fatality rate by indigenous status among 182 adults hospitalized for IPD in northwestern Ontario, Canada, 2006–2015

From: Epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in indigenous and non-indigenous adults in northwestern Ontario, Canada, 2006–2015

  No. of patients (%) Mean age, years (standard deviation) Gender Immune status  
Immuno-compromised (%) Immuno-competent (%) Total
Male (%) Female (%)
Indigenous 53 (29.1) 43.4 (17.9) 31 (58.4) 22 (41.5) 35 (66.0) 18 (34.0) 53
Death count      1 (25.0) 3 (75.0) 4
Case-fatality rate (%)      2.9 16.7 7.5
Non-indigenous 129 (70.9) 62.7 (14.3) 73 (56.6) 56 (43.4) 38 (29.5) 91 (70.5) 129
Death count      5 (45.5) 6 (54.5) 11
Case-fatality rate (%)      13.2 6.6 8.5
p values*   < 0.001 0.58 0.35 0.21 0.17 1.00
  1. *p values for difference between indigenous and non-indigenous values. Statistical analysis: Fisher Exact test (gender, death counts among immunocompromised, immunocompetent, and total); t-test (mean age). α = 0.05