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Table 3 Age-specific measles hospitalization rates by geographical area. Italy 2002 and 2003.

From: Health burden and economic impact of measles-related hospitalizations in Italy in 2002–2003

  N. hospitalizations/100 000 population
Age group (yrs) 2002 2003
  North Centre South North Centre South
<1 4.4 49.2 90.7 6.4 15.3 35.1
1–4 5.2 36.0 78.2 3.6 10.4 37.2
5–9 4.6 28.4 52.5 2.7 8.2 28.4
10–14 3.1 19.5 23.9 2.8 7.5 20.8
15–19 2.0 13.5 12.5 5.0 8.2 16.8
≥ 20 0.4 2.0 1.7 0.6 2.1 2.0
Total 1.0 6.3 9.4 1.2 2.8 6.5
  1. Note: For each age group, differences observed among geographical areas were all statistically significant (p < 0.001).