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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 4

Characteristics of patients with imported and nonimported hepatitis A virus infections, Germany, 2007–2008*

Characteristic No. (%) patients with imported infections No. (%) patients with nonimported infections Total no. (%) infected patients RR (95% CI)
Migration background 161 (63.9) 66 (23.0) 227 (42.1) 2.43 (2.01–2.95)
Male sex 180 (52.0) 194 (43.5) 374 (47.2) 1.21 (1.04–1.42)
Age <18 y 169 (48.8) 110 (24.7) 279 (35.2) 1.76 (1.51–2.04)
Age >60 y 26 (7.5) 140 (31.4) 166 (21.0) 0.31 (0.21–0.44)
Part of case cluster 79 (29.5) 65 (21.8) 144 (25.4) 1.22 (1.00–1.49)
<18 y of age with migration background 119 (91.5) 45 (57.7) 164 (78.8) 2.90 (1.73–4.88)

*RR, relative risk; CI, confidence interval.

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