TABLE 1

Clinical Characteristics of Cases of Varicella Disease Among Infants According to Age Group, 1997–2008

Clinical CharacteristicTotal, Na0–5 mo, n (%)6–11 mo, n (%)Pb
<50 lesions50989 (51)140 (42).096
50–500 lesions74 (43)168 (50)
>500 lesions10 (6)28 (8)
>50 lesions (2 groups)50984 (49)196 (58).036
Presence of fever (>38°C)51921 (12)72 (21).012
Fever >2 d51915 (9)38 (11).379
Rash >5 d51934 (19)65 (19).884
Complication51411 (6)48 (14).01
Prescribed antibiotic49613 (8)46 (14).044
  • a Number of subjects with complete information for each clinical characteristic.

  • b χ2 test for difference in proportions.