Hospitalization rate and mean days of hospitalization of notified viral hepatitis cases in Italy.
The hospitalization rate and the mean days of hospitalization of notified viral hepatitis cases in Italy were estimated by a specific surveillance system for acute viral hepatitis over the period 1987-1992.
The hospitalization rate was very high, ranging from 88.8% for hepatitis A to 90.9% for non-A, non-B hepatitis.
No changes were observed over time.
For each type of hepatitis the highest figure was observed in the 15-24 year age group.
The mean days of hospitalization of hepatitis B (24.2) and non-A, non-B (20.5) hepatitis was significantly higher (p<0.05) than that of hepatitis A (16.5).
The highest mean days of hospitalization of hepatitis A and B occurred in the 0-14 year age group, while for non-A, non-B hepatitis it was observed in subjects over 24 years of age.
These findings indicate a nearly similar rate of hospitalization of all types of hepatitis.
Hepatitis B and non-A, non-B hepatitis show a more prolonged course than hepatitis A.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale, Virose, Infection, Hospitalisation, Durée, Ratio, Epidémiologie, Homme, Italie, Europe, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis, Viral disease, Infection, Hospitalization, Duration, Ratio, Epidemiology, Human, Italy, Europe, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0429506
Code Inist : 002B13C03. Création : 01/03/1996.