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Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008

Research

Pyogenic Liver Abscess as Endemic Disease, Taiwan

Feng-Chiao Tsai, Yu-Tsung Huang, Luan-Yin Chang, and Jin-Town WangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; National Taiwan University, College of Medicine, Taipei;

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Table 3

Factors associated with increased incidence in pyogenic liver abscess based on cases reported in the National Health Insurance database, Taiwan, 2004*

Factor Incidence
with factor Incidence
without factor Relative risk (95% CI)
Sex (M) 21,565 13,474 1.601 
(1.501–1.707)
Acute viral hepatitis 50,798 17,090 2.973 
(2.511–3.466)
Diabetes mellitus 111,998 12,322 9.098 
(8.520–9.716)
Malignancy 162,610 15,176 10.731 
(9.840–11.702)
Hypertension 23,989 16,772 1.430 
(1.313–1.559)
CVA 22,756 17,471 1.303 
(1.083–1.567)
Pneumonia 77,048 16,541 4.661 
(4.145–5.240)
Renal disease 62,795 16,878 3.722 
(3.250–4.263)
Heart disease 19,494 17,468 1.116 
(0.986–1.264)

*Incidence is expressed as cases/100,000 population. CI, confidence interval; CVA, cerebrovascular accident.

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