Chickenpox: an estimate of its incidence in patients enrolled in the Médicos-Sentinela Project.

I M Falcão


During 1992, the Médicos-Sentinela Project surveyed about 215,728 persons, among which 1270 cases of chicken pox were notified. Upon these data, the annual incidence rate, by sex and age group, was estimated. For males, the rate was 4172.2, 2190.3 and 1298.0 per 100,000, respectively; for females, the rates were 3894.3, 2379.7 and 1620.9 per 100,000, for the same age groups. Two of the reported cases were hospitalized for more than 24 hours.

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