TABLE 2

Comparative Analysis of the Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Hospitalized Patients With VZV Infection, According to the Reason for Hospitalization

CharacteristicsReason for HospitalizationP
Bacterial ComplicationsViral ComplicationsRisk Group
Sex
 Male2892935.73
 Female2202725
Age, y
 Median (IQR: 25%–75%)2.5 (1.3–4.1)4.4 (2.2–6)4.7 (2.5–7.6).0001
Duration of hospitalization, d
 Median (IQR: 25%–75%)5 (3–7)4 (2–7)6 (4–8).03
Duration of symptoms before hospitalization, d
 Median (IQR: 25%–75%)4 (3–6)4 (3–7)1 (1–3).0001
ICU admission3842.66
Death410.37
  • —, not applicable.