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Volume 11, Number 1—January 2005

Research

Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Brazil, 1981–2002

João Bosco Siqueira*†Comments to Author , Celina Maria Turchi Martelli†, Giovanini Evelim Coelho*, Ana Cristina da Rocha Simplício*, and Douglas L. Hatch*‡
Author affiliations: *Ministry of Health, Brasília, Brazil; †Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Dengue incidence and hospitalization (per 100,000 population) by age group, Brazil, 1998–2002

Age (y) 1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
Incidence Hosp* Incidence Hosp Incidence Hosp Incidence Hosp Incidence Hosp
0–4 39.6 1.1 27.2 0.5 29.6 1.1 68.8 2.9 121.9 10.3
5–14 68.2 2.1 45.4 1.6 51.8 3.0 131.7 7.0 213.7 19.6
15–29 145.6 4.5 102.7 4.1 111.3 7.5 263.5 16.6 410.3 36.6
30–49 156.3 4.7 120.3 4.4 128.0 7.2 305.7 16.7 432.7 36.1
>50 120.0 6.5 92.0 5.7 88.3 8.4 237.3 20.7 323.6 43.7
Total 117.2 4.0 85.7 3.5 92.3 6.0 225.3 14.1 335.3 31.6

*Hospitalization rates.

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Medline reports the first author "Teixeira MG" is not correct in the reference 32 "Teixeira, Barreto, Costa, Ferreira, Vasconcelos, Cairncross, 2002".

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