TABLE 1.

Summary results for severe cases of S. pyogenes infection identified through the Strep-EURO program in 2003 and 2004

CountryCasesRate per 100,000 populationAge distribution (yr)Males
No.%CrudeAge adjustedMeanMedianRange0-1718-6465+
No.%No.%No.%No.%
Cyprus4<10.270.3020140-5337512500250
Czech Republic13721.501.4843470-913425725231237857
Denmark27852.582.1956610-1002910122441274612746
Finland25752.462.2849530-9223917668582313954
France2725NAaNA42420-97632314553642412546
Germany2034NANA50550-9334179247723610555
Greece671NANA2281-90446614219133755
Italy8320.380.4038390-942024455517214859
Romania3310.300.3629280-8314421752261752
Sweden558103.102.2865700-99265201363315928150
United Kingdom3,630663.312.9449480-104463131,792501,324371,95355
Total5,5221002.792.3750520-104753142,677492,035372,91253
  • a NA, not available.