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Table 1 Studies using statutory health insurance data of the German population for estimating HZ incidence rates

From: Herpes zoster incidence in Germany - an indirect validation study for self-reported disease data from pretest studies of the population-based German National Cohort

First author (year) Data collection year Data source HZ incidence rate per 1000 PY (95%-CI)
Ultsch (2013) [2] 2004 to 2009 SHI AOK Hesse/KV Hesse 5.8 (5.6 to 5.9)
Ultsch (2011) [23] 2007 to 2008 ASHIP databasea 9.6 (9.6 to 9.6)b
Hillebrand (2014) [24] 2005 to 2009 GePaRDc 6.0 (5.9 to 6.0)
  1. AOK “Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse”, ASHIP Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, GePaRD German Pharmacoepidemiological Research Database, CI confidence interval, HZ herpes zoster, KV Regional Association of SHI-Accredited Physicians, SHI statutory health insurance
  2. aASHIP organized in 17 units largely consistent with 16 federal states of Germany; in 2007 data on 14 ASHPIs and in 2008 data on 11 ASHIPs
  3. bOnly subjects over 50 years of age included
  4. cData from three SHIs