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Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008

Research

Increasing Hospital Admissions for Pneumonia, England

Caroline L. Trotter*Comments to Author , James M. Stuart†, Robert C. George‡, and Elizabeth Miller‡
Author affiliations: *University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; †Health Protection Agency, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, UK; ‡Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, UK;

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Table 1

Age-standardized incidence of hospital admission for pneumonia (primary diagnosis) by age group per 1,000 population, England*

HES year (April through March) All ages <65 y 65–74 y 75–84 y >85 y
1997–98 1.48 0.70 2.63 6.84 15.99
1998–99 1.67 0.72 3.02 8.08 18.59
1999–2000 1.62 0.65 3.04 8.05 18.80
2000–01 1.50 0.65 2.67 7.08 16.75
2001–02 1.67 0.71 3.02 7.73 18.89
2002–03 1.77 0.75 3.20 8.14 19.62
2003–04 1.91 0.78 3.46 8.79 22.41
2004–05
1.98
0.84
3.55
8.77
22.18
% change from 1997–98 to 2004–05 34 20 35 28 39

*HES, Hospital Episode Statistics.

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