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Table 1 Characteristics of Lab-Confirmed Rubella Cases, Ethiopia, 2009–2015

From: Epidemiology of rubella virus cases in the pre-vaccination era of Ethiopia, 2009–2015

Variables Category Rubella IgM Test Result Total samples tested for Rubella IgM
Positive Negative Indeterminate
Sex Male 1246 6940 717 8903
Female 1364 5900 826 8090
Unavailable 5 64 4 73
Year 2009 83 1802 89 1974
2010 131 1976 170 2277
2011 198 1354 242 1794
2012 806 2037 431 3274
2013 856 2402 323 3581
2014 222 1714 149 2085
2015 319 1619 143 2081
Age Groups <1 Year 63 1038 38 1139
1–4 Years 793 4518 435 5746
5–9 Years 1103 3657 560 5320
10–14 Years 413 1862 277 2552
≥15 Years 203 1652 209 2064
Age Not Available 40 177 28 245
Regional State and City Administrations Addis Ababa 537 1505 299 2341
Afar 35 163 25 223
Amhara 500 2312 287 3099
Benshangul-Gumuz 72 223 28 323
Dire-Dawa 22 69 8 99
Gambella 25 34 9 68
Harare 15 110 8 133
Oromia 765 5873 582 7220
Somali 6 170 7 183
SNNPR 531 1962 235 2728
Tigray 107 483 59 649
Total 2615 12904 1547 17,066