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Table 1—

Characteristics of case subjects with community-acquired pneumococcal bacteremia and control subjects from North Jutland County, Denmark, 1992–2001

Case subjectsControl subjects
n 598 5,980 
Diabetes   
 Present 53 (8.9) 298 (5.0) 
 Not present 545 (91.1) 5,682 (95.0) 
Age (years) 67 (18–94) 67 (17–94) 
Sex   
 Male 283 (47.3) 2,830 (47.3) 
 Female 315 (52.7) 3,150 (52.7) 
Comorbidity*   
 Comorbidity index low (0) 312 (52.2) 4,386 (73.3) 
 Comorbidity index medium (1–2) 219 (36.6) 1,316 (22.0) 
 Comorbidity index high (>2) 67 (11.2) 278 (4.6) 
 Alcohol-related disorders 26 (4.3) 72 (1.2) 
Case subjectsControl subjects
n 598 5,980 
Diabetes   
 Present 53 (8.9) 298 (5.0) 
 Not present 545 (91.1) 5,682 (95.0) 
Age (years) 67 (18–94) 67 (17–94) 
Sex   
 Male 283 (47.3) 2,830 (47.3) 
 Female 315 (52.7) 3,150 (52.7) 
Comorbidity*   
 Comorbidity index low (0) 312 (52.2) 4,386 (73.3) 
 Comorbidity index medium (1–2) 219 (36.6) 1,316 (22.0) 
 Comorbidity index high (>2) 67 (11.2) 278 (4.6) 
 Alcohol-related disorders 26 (4.3) 72 (1.2) 

Data are n (%) or median (range).

*

Charlson index (see text).

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