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Volume 15, Number 9—September 2009

Research

Nurses’ Contacts and Potential for Infectious Disease Transmission

Helen BernardComments to Author , Richela Fischer, Rafael T. Mikolajczyk, Mirjam Kretzschmar, and Manfred Wildner
Author affiliations: Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany (H. Bernard); Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Oberschleissheim, Germany (H. Bernard, R. Fischer, M. Wildner); University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany (R.T. Mikolajczyk); National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (M. Kretzschmar); University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands (M. Kretzschmar).

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Table 4

Mean number of individually reported contacts between nurses or controls and other persons, by age group, Bavaria, Germany, April–July 2007*

Age group, y No. nurses/ controls Mean no. contacts by age group of contact person
0–4 y 5–14 y 15–24 y 25–34 y 35–44 y 45–54 y 55–64 y 65–74 y 75–84 y 85–94 y
Nurses
15–24 32 0.00 0.13 2.91 4.09 2.94 2.53 2.22 3.00 2.88 0.81
25–34 29 0.28 0.55 6.21 9.31 9.69 7.24 6.79 5.97 5.17 1.45
35–44 31 0.29 1.03 4.13 4.74 6.16 6.13 3.68 5.81 4.94 1.23
45–54 30 0.30 0.63 3.47 5.03 6.40 5.93 3.90 3.87 2.83 1.13
55–64
7
0.29
0.29
2.71
4.57
5.43
3.29
3.43
4.43
3.86
0.43
Controls
15–24 32 0.00 0.29 6.10 2.38 1.43 1.71 0.76 0.14 0.14 0.00
25–34 29 0.29 0.45 0.60 1.48 1.17 0.74 0.64 0.14 0.07 0.02
35–44 31 0.13 0.26 1.29 1.00 2.29 1.48 0.52 0.42 0.26 0.00
45–54 30 0.07 0.18 0.86 0.96 1.61 1.93 0.71 0.36 0.25 0.00
55–64 7 0.00 0.57 0.57 1.43 0.71 1.86 1.71 0.43 0.14 0.00

*Total number of contacts was 5,071 for nurses and 993 for controls. Controls were not all from Bavaria.

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