TABLE 3.

Risk factors reported among cases of severe S. pyogenes infection for 2003 and 2004

CountryCases with risk factor informationDiabetesInjecting drug useChicken poxImmuno-compro-misedSkin lesionsSurgeryHealth care-associated infectionaOtherbNone reported
No.%No.%No.%No.%No.%No.%No.%No.%No.%No.%
Cyprus41000000002501250000125125
Czech Republic72531622233423325711151926233200
Denmark235851366331167421800261180346126
Finland20815001515105015210315315
France1515610700532013382519132517614000
Germany5025000036918234636612163200
Greecec477024362145715132849493600
Italy485836361291914292451010211123
Romania267900141431210381414519519
Sweden483876714163NA8217NA1632351883912827
United Kingdom204256150744022442356175252610951548167847423
All countries3,178582628471158235281768125166526585571868321
  • a Includes postsurgical infections.

  • b Excluding cases with any other risk factors specified in the table.

  • c Cases primarily drawn from a children's hospital.

  • c NA, not available.