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Volume 18, Number 10—October 2012

Research

Dengue Outbreaks in High-Income Area, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, 2003–2009

Chia-Hsien LinComments to Author , Karin L. Schiøler, Martin R. Jepsen, Chi-Kung Ho, Shu-Hua Li, and Flemming Konradsen
Author affiliations: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (C.-H. Lin, K.L. Schiøler, M.R. Jepsen, F. Konradsen); National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (C.-H. Lin); Kaohsiung City Government, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (C.-K. Ho, S.-H. Li); Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung City (C.-K. Ho); and National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung City (S.-H. Li)

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Table 1

Age- and sex-specific incidence rates of confirmed cases of dengue virus infection, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, 2003–2009*

Age group, y, sex No. cases Incidence rate/100,000 persons p value† No. DHF cases No. fatal cases Fatality rate, %
0–4

M

14 5.7 0.184 2 0 0

F

7 3.1 0 0 0

All

21 4.5 2 0 0
5–14

M

90 12.7 0.497 0 0 0

F

74 11.3 1 0 0

All

164 12.0 1 0 0
15–24

M

134 17.1 0.002‡ 2 0 0

F

82 11.1 2 0 0

All

216 14.3 4 0 0
25–34

M

144 15.9 0.582 0 0 0

F

135 14.7 0 0 0

All

279 15.3 0 0 0
35–44

M

157 18.2 0.968 1 0 0

F

161 17.7 0 0 0

All

318 17.9 1 0 0
45–54

M

189 23.4 0.097 0 0 0

F

234 27.1 0 0 0

All

423 25.3 0 0 0
55–64

M

167 35.0 0.142 1 0 0

F

210 41.1 4 1 25.0

All

377 37.9 5 1 20.0
65–74

M

96 35.0 0.352 5 2 40.0

F

118 39.4 4 1 25.0

All

214 37.3 9 3 33.3
>74

M

44 21.9 0.418 5 3 60.0

F

31 18.1 0 0 0

All

75 20.2 5 3 60.0
Total

M

1,035 19.9 0.624 16 5 31.3

F

1,052 19.4 11 2 18.2

All

2,087 19.6 27 7 25.9

*DHF, dengue hemorrhagic fever.
†Difference in incidence between male and female population for the age group given.
‡Level of significance p<0.05.

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