Table 1

Population rates of invasive bacterial infection by age 2009–2011 (episodes)

Episodes1 month to <1 year1–4 years5–15 yearsTotal
Population117 975525 5251 144 2601 787 760
Admissions10 30616 48419 24946 039
Admission Rate/100 000 population8736313716822575
Total BC/CSF tests63817806639120 578
% admissions due to suspected infection61.9%47.4%33.2%44.7%
TOTAL positive BC/CSF4805984521530
Admission for presumed infection/100 000 population4071144086
% of suspected infections with positive cultures7.5%7.7%7.1%7.4%
Total significant BC/CSF190 (37.7%)151 (29.9%)163 (32.3%)504
Positive significant culture rate/100 000 population161 (139–186)28.7 (24.3–33.7)14.3 (12.1–16.6)28.2 (25.8–30.8)
% of total admissions due to infection1.8%0.9%0.8%1.1%
% of suspected infections with positive cultures3.0%1.9%2.6%2.4%
% of infections from all positive cultures39.6%25.3%36.1%32.9%
Total hospital-acquired infection (%)115 (62.2%)30 (16.2%)40 (21.6%)185
Total community-onset infections, with comorbidities (%)30 (14.7%)77 (37.7%)97 (47.5%)204
Total community-onset infections, no comorbidities (%)45 (39.0%)44 (38.3%)26 (22.6%)115
Rate for community-onset infections in healthy children per 100 000 population38.1 (27.8–51.0)8.4 (6.1–11.2)2.3 (1.5–3.3)6.4 (5.3–7.7)
Total community-onset BACTERIAL MENINGITIS, no comorbidities11 (5.8%)6 (4.0%)2 (1.2%)19
Rate for community-onset BACTERIAL MENINGITIS in healthy children per 100 000 population9.3 (4.7–16.7)1.1 (0.4–2.5)0.2 (0.02–0.6)1.1 (0.6–1.7)
  • CSF, cerebrospinal fluid.