Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Age Group
Age group rate ratios compared to ages 18 to 29 years1
|Rate compared to 18-29 years old1||0-4 years old||5-17 years old||18-29 years old||30-39 years old||40-49 years old||50-64 years old||65-74 years old||75-84 years old||85+ years old|
All rates are relative to the 18 to 29 years age group. This group was selected as the reference group because it has accounted for the largest cumulative number of COVID-19 cases compared to other age groups. Sample interpretation: Compared with ages 18 to 29 years, the rate of death is 3.5 times higher in ages 30 to 39 years, and 350 times higher in those who are ages 85 years and older. (In the table, a rate of 1x indicates no difference compared to the 18 to 29 years age group.)
1 Rates are expressed as whole numbers, with values less than 10 rounded to the nearest integer, two-digit numbers rounded to nearest multiple of five, and numbers greater than 100 rounded to two significant digits.
2 Includes all cases reported by state and territorial jurisdictions (through January 25, 2023, accessed on February 2, 2023). The denominators used to calculate rates were based on the 2019 Vintage population.
3 Includes all hospitalizations reported through COVID-NET (from March 1, 2020, through January 21, 2023, accessed on February 2, 2023). Rates were standardized to the 2000 US standard COVID-NET catchment population.
4 Includes all deaths in National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) provisional death counts (through January 28, 2023, accessed on February 2, 2023). The denominators used to calculate rates were based on the 2019 Vintage population.