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Volume 20, Number 8—August 2014

Leptospirosis-Associated Hospitalizations, United States, 1998–2009

Rita M. Traxler1Comments to Author , Laura S. Callinan1, Robert C. Holman, Claudia Steiner, and Marta A. Guerra
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (R.M. Traxler, L.S. Callinan, R.C. Holman, M.A. Guerra); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA (C. Steiner)

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Table 2

Numbers of leptospirosis-associated and nonleptospirosis infectious disease–associated hospitalizations by selected variables, United States, 1998–2009

Variable, characteristic Median no. (25th, 75th quartiles) hospitalizations
Patient age, y
Infection type
Leptospirosis-associated 42.1 (27.8, 57.4)
Nonleptospirosis infectious disease 56.4 (30.4, 76.2)
Sex of patient
M 40.8 (27.0, 55.4)
44.2 (30.2, 60.6)
Length of hospital stay, d, by hospitalization type
Leptospirosis-associated 4.1 (2.4, 7.5)
Nonleptospirosis infectious disease–associated
3.3 (1.7, 6.0)
Hospital charges, US dollars, by leptospirosis-associated hospitalizations
Total 19,768 (10,444, 37,422)
Sex of patient
M 18,577 (11,161, 34,855)
F 24,093 (9,279, 44,960)
Patient age group, y
<20 17,815 (9,253, 33,780)
20–59 18,942 (10,700, 35,046)
>60 24,578 (10,230, 58,103)

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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