Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link
Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008

Pyogenic Liver Abscess as Endemic Disease, Taiwan

Feng-Chiao Tsai, Yu-Tsung Huang, Luan-Yin Chang, and Jin-Town WangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; National Taiwan University, College of Medicine, Taipei;

Main Article

Table 3

Factors associated with increased incidence in pyogenic liver abscess based on cases reported in the National Health Insurance database, Taiwan, 2004*

Factor Incidence
with factor Incidence
without factor Relative risk (95% CI)
Sex (M) 21,565 13,474 1.601 
Acute viral hepatitis 50,798 17,090 2.973 
Diabetes mellitus 111,998 12,322 9.098 
Malignancy 162,610 15,176 10.731 
Hypertension 23,989 16,772 1.430 
CVA 22,756 17,471 1.303 
Pneumonia 77,048 16,541 4.661 
Renal disease 62,795 16,878 3.722 
Heart disease 19,494 17,468 1.116 

*Incidence is expressed as cases/100,000 population. CI, confidence interval; CVA, cerebrovascular accident.

Main Article

Page created: July 13, 2010
Page updated: July 13, 2010
Page reviewed: July 13, 2010
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.