TABLE 1

Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Hospitalized Patients With Varicella

CharacteristicsN = 699%
Sex
 Male37956.6
 Female29043.4
 Total669100
Age
 <110015
 1–542063.2
 5–1011717.6
 >10284.2
Previous contact with varicella
 Yes37055.3
 No29944.7
Place of contact
 Home19051.4
 School9124.6
 Neighborhood308.1
 Friends123.2
 Other4712.7
 Without information329
Vaccine
 Yes101.5
 No65998.5
Underlying chronic condition
 Yes22533.6
 No44463.4
Reason for hospital admission
 Bacterial complication55477.7
 Virus complication8111.4
 Risk groups7810.9
 Total713100
Outcome
 Cure64596.4
 Sequels192.8
 Death50.8
  • —, not applicable.