658 (Po) A Group With A View. Six Years Of Chickenpox In Portugal

Conference: 
Author(s): 
C. Pinto, E. Teixeira, A. Sardinha, J. Santos
ULS Matosinhos, Portugal
Text: 
BACKGROUND/AIM:
The Portuguese Sentinel Network is made up of voluntary GP's all over the country. In 1992/3/4, 2000 and 2002/03 the Network notified cases of Chickenpox. These data as been studied and compared by the authors in order to characterise the population subjected to these viral infection and to estimate the rates of occurrences per age, sex, and seasonal distribution.
METHODS:
Transversal, descriptive and analytic study. The data analysis was done on a PC, using Microsoft Excel and SPSS 11.5 for Windows.
Results/CONCLUSION:
The estimated incidence rates (/10 5) found were: - 1992 . 588.7, 1993 . 243.4, 1994 . 413.5, - 2000 . 339.0; - 2002 . 470.0; 2003 . 322.6 The largest number of cases occurred always in spring. In every year studied, the highest incidence rate occurred in male and 0-4 age group. Above 35 years chickenpox cases were rare.
Literature: 
658 (PO) A GROUP WITH A VIEW. SIX YEARS OF CHICKENPOX IN PORTUGAL