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Volume 15, Number 11—November 2009

Research

Epidemiology of Hepatitis A Virus Infections, Germany, 2007–2008

Mirko S. Faber, Klaus Stark, Susanne C. Behnke, Eckart Schreier, and Christina FrankComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany

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Table 2

Characteristics of 816 patients tested for hepatitis A virus infection, Germany, 2007–2008

Characteristic No. (%) patients No. (%) patients with additional case information No. (%) patients with serum samples available
Sex
M 384 (47.1) 266 (46.7) 101 (53.7)
F
431 (52.9)
304 (53.3)
87 (46.3)
Age, y
<1–9 168 (20.6) 136 (23.9) 44 (23.3)
10–19 138 (16.9) 107 (18.8) 32 (16.9)
20–39 157 (19.3) 119 (20.9) 43 (22.8)
40–59 180 (22.1) 116 (20.4) 39 (20.6)
>60
172 (21.1)
92 (16.1)
31 (16.4)
Hospitalized
Yes 377 (46.4) 266 (46.6) 87 (46.3)
No
436 (53.6)
305 (53.4)
101 (53.7)
Imported infection
Yes 346 (43.6) 269 (47.1) 89 (47.8)
No 447 (56.4) 302 (52.9) 97 (52.2)

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