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Rates of pneumonia among children and adults with chronic medical conditions in Germany

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, October 2015
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Title
Rates of pneumonia among children and adults with chronic medical conditions in Germany
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12879-015-1162-y
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Authors

Stephen I. Pelton, Kimberly M. Shea, Raymond A. Farkouh, David R. Strutton, Sebastian Braun, Christian Jacob, Rogier Klok, Elana S. Gruen, Derek Weycker

Abstract

The objective of this study is to evaluate rates of all-cause pneumonia among "at-risk" and "high-risk" children and adults in Germany-in comparison with age-stratified healthy counterparts-during the period following the 2006 recommendation for universal immunization of infants with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Retrospective cohort design and healthcare claims information for 3.4 M persons in Germany (2009-2012) were employed. Study population was stratified by age and risk profile (healthy, "at-risk" [with chronic medical conditions], and "high-risk" [immunocompromised]). At-risk and high-risk conditions, as well as episodes of all-cause pneumonia, were identified via diagnosis, procedure, and drug codes. Rates of all-cause pneumonia were 1.7 (95 % CI 1.7-1.8) to 2.5 (2.4-2.5) times higher among children and adults with at-risk conditions versus healthy counterparts, and 1.8 (1.8-1.9) to 4.1 (4.0-4.2) times higher among children and adults with high-risk conditions. Rates of all-cause pneumonia among at-risk persons increased in a graded and monotonic fashion with increasing numbers of conditions (i.e., risk stacking). An increased risk for all-cause pneumonia in German children and adults with a spectrum of medical conditions persists in the era of widespread pneumococcal vaccination, and pneumonia risk in persons with ≥2 at-risk conditions is comparable or higher than those with high-risk conditions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 29%
Student > Master 3 14%
Researcher 2 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 6 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 43%
Social Sciences 2 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Computer Science 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 5 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 October 2021.
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#5,905,127
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Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1,804
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#88,722
of 298,677 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#156
of 585 outputs
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