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Volume 9, Number 8—August 2003

Research

Candidemia in Finland, 1995–1999

Eira Poikonen*Comments to Author , Outi Lyytikäinen†, Veli-Jukka Anttila‡, and Petri Ruutu†
Author affiliations: *Peijas Hospital, Vantaa, Finland; †National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland; ‡Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

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Table 1

Annual incidence of candidemia by sex and age group, Finland, 1995–1999

Characteristics Ratea
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 1995–1999
Males (y)
<1
12.5
10.0
3.3
6.9
27.3
11.9 (18)
1–15
1.2
0.4
0.6
0
0.2
0.5 (12)
16–65
1.0
1.9
1.9
2.1
2.4
1.8 (159)
>65
7.7
6.3
6.1
9.4
7.7
7.4 (97)
All
1.9 (46)
2.1 (53)
2.1 (53)
2.5 (63)
2.8 (71)
2.3 (286)
Females (y)
<1
6.5
3.4
0
3.6
21.3
6.9 (10)
1–15
0.6
0.4
0.6
0.2
0.6
0.5 (12)
16–65
1.0
0.8
1.1
1.2
0.8
1.0 (84)
>65
4.2
4.3
3.4
3.6
4.2
3.9 (87)
All
1.5 (39)
1.4 (36)
1.4 (37)
1.5 (39)
1.6 (42)
1.5 (193)
All (y)
<1
9.6
6.6
1.7
5.3
24.4
9.4 (28)
1–15
1.0
0.5
0.6
0.1
0.4
0.5 (24)
16–65
1.0
1.4
1.5
1.7
1.6
1.4 (243)
>65
5.4
5.0
4.4
5.7
5.6
5.2 (184)
All 1.7 (85) 1.7 (89) 1.8 (90) 2.0 (102) 2.2 (113) 1.9 (479)

aCases per 100,000 population (no. of cases).

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