How is percentage of hospitalization calculated?
The percentage of hospitalization is calculated as follows:
Patients are considered to have been hospitalized if hospitalization occurs at any time within 7 days of the specimen collection date.
|# of hospitalizations||Total # of cases||% hospitalized|
*Data are preliminary
†Listeria cases defined as isolation of L. monocytogenes from a normally sterile site or, in the setting of miscarriage or stillbirth, isolation of L. monocytogenes from placental or fetal tissue
§Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli