The authors identified hospitalizations for pneumonia (n=6,522) in active-duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel during 1981-1991 from computerized inpatient records.
The crude mean annual rate of pneumonia hospitalization was 77.6 per 100,000 active-duty personnel ; 65% of pneumonia hospitalizations had no etiologic agent identified.
The most commonly reported agents to cause pneumonia hospitalization were Streptococcus pneumoniae (12.3%), Mycoplasma pneumoniae (10.8%), other streptococcal species (2.1%), and Haemophilus influenzae (1.9%). The median age at hospitalization was 22 years.
The median duration of hospital stay was 4 days and the case fatality rate was 0.4%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pneumonie, Militaire, Marine, Epidémiologie, Hospitalisation, Adulte jeune, Homme, Facteur risque, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pneumonia, Military, Marine, Epidemiology, Hospitalization, Young adult, Human, Risk factor, United States, North America, America, Respiratory disease, Lung disease
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Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199501.