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Volume 16, Number 4—April 2010

Clostridium difficile Infections among Hospitalized Children, United States, 1997–2006

Marya D. ZilberbergComments to Author , Glenn S. Tillotson, and L. Clifford McDonald
Author affiliations: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (M.D. Zilberberg); EviMed Research Group, LLC, Goshen, Massachusetts, USA (M.D. Zilberberg); ViroPharma Inc., Exton, Pennsylvania, USA (G.S. Tillotson); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (L.C. McDonald)

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Table 1

Clostridium difficile infection–related hospitalizations, by year and age group, HCUP and KID, United States*

Characteristic 1997 2000 2003 2006
Age group, y
<1 1,269 1,444 1,586 2,269
1–4 1,480 1,453 1,880 2,587
5–9 699 673 934 1,255
10–14 602 815 920 1,197
15–17 576 574 716 1,110
% CDIs as principal diagnosis 0.31 0.29 0.27 0.29

*HCUP, Health Care Utilization Project; KID, Kids’ Inpatient Database; CDIs, C. difficile infections. The sums of individual age groups may not add up to the number of total cases because numbers represent rounded values of weighted estimates.

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