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Volume 18, Number 1—January 2012

Accelerating Control of Pertussis in England and Wales

Helen CampbellComments to Author , Gayatri Amirthalingam, Nick Andrews, Norman K. Fry, Robert C. George, Timothy Harrison, and Elizabeth Miller
Author affiliations: Health Protection Agency, London, UK

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Table 3

Details of hospitalized pertussis case-patients, England and Wales, 2002–2009*

Age group No. case-patients (% male) Mean duration of stay, d
Infants <1 y 2,338 (48) 5.6
<3 mo 1,695 (48) 6.5
3–5 mo 464 (50) 3.6
6–11 mo 179 (41) 2.2
1–4 y 298 (43) 1.5
5–9 y 113 (47) 1.0
10–14 y 82 (46) 0.9
>15 y 43 (37) 5.8

*Case-patients with a primary or subsidiary diagnosis coded as pertussis in Hospital Episode Statistics data.

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