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Volume 16, Number 4—April 2010

Research

Clostridium difficile Infections among Hospitalized Children, United States, 1997–2006

Marya D. ZilberbergComments to Author , Glenn S. Tillotson, and L. Clifford McDonald
Author affiliations: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (M.D. Zilberberg); EviMed Research Group, LLC, Goshen, Massachusetts, USA (M.D. Zilberberg); ViroPharma Inc., Exton, Pennsylvania, USA (G.S. Tillotson); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (L.C. McDonald)

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Table 2

Demographic characteristics for CDIs, National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 2006*

Characteristic
No. (%) CDIs
No. (%) 
non-CDIs
All pediatric hospitalizations 98 69,651
Age, y
Newborn 2 40,022
<1 but not newborn 24 7,474
1–4 32 7,099
5–9 16 4,521
10–14 13 4,943
15–17
11
5,690
Sex
M 48 (49.0) 35,941 (51.5)
F
50 (51.0)
33,808 (48.5)
Race
Caucasian 59 (60.2) 39,457 (52.3)
African American 12 (12.2) 9,602 (13.8)
Other 7 (7.1) 5,589 (8.0)
Not stated 20 (20.4) 18,069 (26.0)

*CDIs, Clostridium difficile infections.

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