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Volume 14, Number 11—November 2008

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Growth and Geographic Variation in Hospitalizations with Resistant Infections, United States, 2000–2005

Marya D. ZilberbergComments to Author , Andrew F. Shorr, and Marin H. Kollef
Author affiliations: EviMed Research Group, LLC, Goshen, Massachussetts, USA (M.D. Zilberberg); University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (M.D. Zilberberg); Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA (A.F. Shorr)Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (M.H. Kollef);

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Volume, incidence of, and hospitalizations for infections with resistant organisms in the United States, by census region, 2000–2005

Hospitalizations and incidence 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Annual no. hospitalizations
All US 499,702 559,728 639,468 699,140 783,601 947,393
Northeast 102,913 119,799 132,607 151,306 152,881 188,306
Midwest 115,623 122,122 144,647 161,166 179,547 204,351
South 186,320 212,450 245,933 256,420 305,822 370,348
West
94,846
105,357
116,281
130,247
145,353
184,390
Incidence/1,000 hospitalizations
All US 13.72 15.05 16.92 18.29 20.27 24.19
Northeast 14.00 16.17 17.74 20.01 19.98 24.29
Midwest 13.72 14.10 16.47 18.27 20.14 22.65
South 13.59 15.04 17.09 17.62 20.76 24.79
West
13.69
15.07
16.25
17.88
19.74
24.76
Incidence/100,000 population
All US 177.08 196.32 222.12 240.71 267.27 320.18
Northeast 191.76 222.22 244.98 278.51 280.73 345.49
Midwest 179.27 188.40 222.21 246.63 273.59 310.31
South 185.27 208.55 238.33 245.54 288.87 344.88
West 149.45 163.31 177.59 196.33 216.17 270.56

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