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Table 5 Hospitalization rates for lower respiratory tract infection as primary diagnosis by region, 2008–10

From: Acute care utilization due to hospitalizations for pediatric lower respiratory tract infections in British Columbia, Canada

Health Authority Infants All children <19
Interior 3049 (2634;3464) * 289 (263;316) *
Fraser 2030 (1821;2239) * 203 (188;217) *
Vancouver Coastal 1790 (1532;2047) * 174 (156;191) *
Vancouver Island 3085 (2661;3509) * 272 (246;299) *
Northern 3626 (3019;4234) * 373 (330;416) *
British Columbia 2410 (2309;2511) 235 (228;241)
  1. Rates are per 100,000 population; 95% CI are shown in parentheses.
  2. Rates for All Children include infants and patients up to 19 years of age.
  3. (*) indicates significant difference (P value < 0.0001) in rates for health authority vs. provincial average.
  4. Lower respiratory tract infection hospitalization rates among all children <19 years of age and infants <1 year of age in the Interior, Northern BC, and Vancouver Island were higher than the average provincial rate and significantly lower in British Columbia’s lower mainland.