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Volume 13, Number 6—June 2007

Research

Incidence and Cost of Rotavirus Hospitalizations in Denmark

Thea Kølsen Fischer*Comments to Author , Nete Munk Nielsen*, Jan Wohlfahrt*, and Anders Pærregaard†
Author affiliations: *Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark; †Hvidovre University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark;

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Diarrhea-associated hospitalizations, by cause, for children <5 years of age, Denmark, 1994–2004*

Diagnostic category ICD-10 code Hospitalizations
Total no. (%) Annual average Incidence/
1,000 
child-years % 0–23 
mo. of age % Boys
Etiology unspecified
Presumed infectious A09 22,475 (69.6) 2,043 6.7 67.8 55.9
Presumed noninfectious A085 15 (0.1) 66.7 46.7
Etiology specified
Viral, nonspecified A084, A083 6,916 (21.4) 628 1.9 67.8 54.5
  Norwalk virus and adenovirus A081, A082 62 (0.2) 6 77.4 58.1
Rotavirus A080 1,309 (4.1) 119 0.36 79.1 56.4
Bacterial A00-A05 1,415 (4.4) 129 0.39 63.5 55.9
Parasitic A06, A07 88 (0.3) 8 44.3 56.8
Total 32,280 (100) 2,935 8.9 67.8 55.6

*ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases, version 10; –, too few records to analyze.

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