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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study population: of 55,492 patients with one of 17 specific diseases, 769 patients subsequently developed Herpes zoster

From: Risk of Herpes zoster in patients with underlying diseases: a retrospective hospital-based cohort study

  Disease All subjects
HZ (+) HZ (−)
All subjects 769 54,723 55,492
 Mean age (SD) 63.95 (13.75) 60.03 (16.55) 60.09 (16.52)
Sex
 Male 373 25,625 25,998
 Mean age (SD) 64.13 (12.59) 59.54 (15.93) 59.61 (15.90)
 Female 396 29,098 29,494
 Mean age (SD) 63.79 (14.77) 60.47 (17.06) 60.51 (17.03)
Age group (years)
 20–29 22 3,433 3,455
 30–39 30 4,288 4,318
 40–49 51 4,979 5,030
 50–59 149 10,624 10,773
 60–69 231 14,570 14,801
 70–79 222 12,638 12,860
 80–89 60 3,823 3,883
 90–99 4 366 370
 ≥100 0 2 2