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Table 2 Clinical aspects of infections in different age groups of yersiniosis patients, Germany 2009–2010 (N=571)

From: Clinical aspects and self-reported symptoms of sequelae of Yersinia enterocolitica infections in a population-based study, Germany 2009–2010

Burden All 0-4 years 5-14 years ≥15 years
Duration of symptoms (median) 10 days (IQRa 6–14 days) 13 days (IQR 9–14 days) 7 days (IQR 4–14 days) 11 days (IQR 7–16 days)
Hospitalization (n) 27% (153) 13% (28) 46% (89) 23% (36)
Duration of hospital stay (median) 4 days (IQR 3–6 days) 5 days (IQR 3–7 days) 4 days (IQR 3–5 days) 5 days (IQR 3–7 days)
Appendectomy (n) 4% (22) 0% (0) 6% (12) 6% (10)
Treatment with antimicrobial drugs (n) 37% (199) 30% (61) 26% (48) 60% (90)
Absence from workb (n) 46% (204) 40% (67) 35% (58) 71% (79)
Duration of absence from work (median) 5 days (IQR 3–9.5 days) 5 days (IQR 3–10 days) 4 days (IQR 2–7 days) 6 days (IQR 4–10 days)
  1. ainterquartile range.
  2. bparents of sick children or case-patients of working age (15–64 years) themselves.