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Table 3 Frequency and proportion of herpes zoster cases with prescription of analgesics and/or PHN diagnosis

From: Incidence of herpes zoster and associated events including stroke—a population-based cohort study

  2008 2009 2010
Total number of HZ cases 3,914 Total number of HZ cases 4,325 Total number of HZ cases 5,057
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
  30 days 60 days 90 days 30 days 60 days 90 days 30 days 60 days 90 days
Prescriptiona
All 190 (4.9) 242 (6.2) 261 (6.7) 205 (4.7) 258 (6.0) 275 (6.4) 195 (3.9) 525 (5.0) 278 (5.5)
Sex          
 Male 65 (4.1) 89 (5.6) 96 (6.0) 85 (4.9) 107 (6.2) 114 (6.6) 83 (4.1) 103 (5.1) 113 (5.6)
 Female 125 (5.4) 153 (6.6) 165 (7.1) 120 (4.6) 151 (5.8) 161 (6.2) 112 (3.7) 149 (4.9) 165 (5.4)
Age          
 0–49 19 (1.9) 21 (2.2) 22 (2.3) 16 (1.4) 21 (1.8) 26 (2.2) 18 (1.2) 27 (1.8) 29 (2.0)
 50–54 5 (2.1) 8 (3.3) 10 (4.1) 11 (4.1) 13 (4.8) 13 (4.8) 7 (2.3) 10 (3.2) 13 (4.2)
 55–59 14 (4.5) 14 (4.5) 14 (4.5) 16 (4.8) 24 (7.2) 24 (7.2) 14 (3.4) 17 (4.2) 18 (4.4)
 60–64 12 (3.1) 13 (3.3) 15 (3.8) 19 (4.2) 22 (4.8) 22 (4.8) 21 (4.0) 23 (4.3) 24 (4.5)
 65–69 22 (5.3) 28 (6.7) 30 (7.2) 25 (5.1) 33 (6.7) 34 (6.9) 24 (4.4) 33 (6.1) 36 (6.7)
 70–74 23 (5.2) 28 (6.3) 31 (7.0) 22 (5.1) 27 (6.3) 30 (7.0) 34 (6.4) 43 (8.1) 47 (8.8)
 75–79 34 (7.8) 45 (10.3) 47 (10.8) 32 (7.9) 38 (9.4) 39 (9.7) 29 (6.7) 36 (8.3) 37 (8.6)
 80+ 61 (8.8) 85 (12.3) 92 (13.3) 64 (8.3) 80 (10.4) 87 (11.3) 48 (5.9) 63 (7.7) 74 (9.1)
PHN diagnosisb
All 58 (1.5) 68 (1.7) 73 (1.9) 58 (1.3) 66 (1.5) 70 (1.6) 55 (1.1) 66 (1.3) 69 (1.4)
Sex          
 Male 21 (1.3) 24 (1.5) 26 (1.6) 32 (1.9) 36 (2.1) 38 (2.2) 21 (1.0) 25 (1.2) 27 (1.3)
 Female 37 (1.6) 44 (1.9) 47 (2.0) 26 (1.0) 30 (1.2) 32 (1.2) 34 (1.1) 41 (1.4) 42 (1.4)
Age          
 0–49 6 (0.6) 7 (0.7) 7 (0.7) 13 (1.1) 14 (1.2) 14 (1.2) 12 (0.8) 13 (0.9) 13 (0.9)
 50–54 1 (0.4) 2 (0.8) 2 (0.8) 3 (1.1) 4 (1.5) 4 (1.5) 3 (1.0) 3 (1.0) 3 (1.0)
 55–59 4 (1.3) 5 (1.6) 5 (1.6) 6 (1.8) 6 (1.8) 7 (2.1) 2 (0.5) 2 (0.5) 2 (0.5)
 60–64 2 (0.5) 3 (0.8) 3 (0.8) 2 (0.4) 3 (0.7) 3 (0.7) 6 (1.1) 7 (1.3) 8 (1.5)
 65–69 5 (1.2) 6 (1.4) 6 (1.4) 3 (0.6) 4 (0.8) 4 (0.8) 5 (0.9) 6 (1.1) 6 (1.1)
 70–74 3 (0.7) 5 (1.1) 6 (1.4) 5 (1.2) 5 (1.2) 6 (1.4) 2 (0.4) 4 (0.8) 5 (0.9)
 75–79 8 (1.8) 9 (2.1) 12 (2.8) 4 (1.0) 7 (1.7) 7 (1.7) 7 (1.6) 9 (2.1) 10 (2.3)
 80+ 29 (4.2) 31 (4.5) 32 (4.6) 22 (2.9) 23 (3.0) 25 (3.2) 18 (2.2) 22 (2.7) 22 (2.7)
Prescriptiona and/or diagnosisb
All 240 (6.1) 294 (7.5) 313 (8.0) 251 (5.8) 305 (7.1) 322 (7.5) 240 (4.8) 298 (5.9) 325 (6.4)
Sex          
 Male 81 (5.1) 105 (6.6) 113 (7.1) 112 (6.5) 134 (7.8) 140 (8.1) 100 (5.0) 122 (6.1) 134 (6.7)
 Female 159 (6.9) 189 (8.2) 200 (8.6) 139 (5.3) 171 (6.6) 182 (7.0) 140 (4.6) 176 (5.8) 191 (6.3)
Age          
 0–49 25 (2.6) 28 (2.9) 29 (3.0) 27 (2.3) 33 (2.8) 38 (3.3) 29 (2.0) 37 (2.5) 39 (2.6)
 50–54 6 (2.5) 10 (4.1) 12 (5.0) 13 (4.8) 16 (5.9) 16 (5.9) 10 (3.2) 13 (4.2) 16 (5.2)
 55–59 18 (5.8) 19 (6.1) 19 (6.1) 22 (6.6) 28 (8.4) 28 (8.4) 16 (3.9) 19 (4.7) 20 (4.9)
 60–64 14 (3.6) 15 (3.8) 17 (4.4) 21 (4.6) 24 (5.2) 24 (5.2) 26 (4.9) 28 (5.3) 30 (5.7)
 65–69 27 (6.5) 33 (7.9) 35 (8.4) 26 (5.3) 35 (7.1) 36 (7.4) 25 (4.6) 34 (6.3) 37 (6.8)
 70–74 26 (5.8) 31 (7.0) 34 (7.6) 25 (5.8) 30 (7.0) 33 (7.7) 36 (6.8) 45 (8.5) 49 (9.2)
 75–79 41 (9.4) 53 (12.2) 55 (12.6) 35 (8.7) 42 (10.4) 43 (10.7) 33 (7.6) 40 (9.2) 42 (9.7)
 80+ 83 (12.0) 105 (15.2) 112 (16.2) 82 (10.6) 97 (12.6) 104 (13.5) 65 (8.0) 82 (10.1) 92 (11.3)
  1. N (%) = Frequency (proportion) among total number of herpes zoster patients who had a prescription/diagnosis. aAccording to ATC codes in Additional file 1: Table S2 bAccording to diagnosis codes in Additional file 1: Table S1