TABLE 1

Incidence of S. aureus bacteremia per 100,000 person-years in different subpopulations and geographical regions

PopulationRegion(s)Time period (yr)Incidence per 100,000 person-years for all S. aureus isolates (incidence for MRSA isolates)aReference
AllDenmark1957–19903–20 (NA) 8
Adults ≥21 yr of ageDenmark1981–200018.2–30.5 (NA) 49
AllDenmark1995–200822.7 (0.18) 9
Adults ≥18 yr of ageIceland1995–200824.5 (0.15) 25
AllFinland1995–200114 (<0.14) 27
All7 countries2000–200826.1 (1.9) 7
AllSweden2003–200533.9 (0) 55
AllFinland2004–200720 (NA) 50
AllNetherlands200919.3 (0.18) 51
AllNorth Rhine-Westphalia, Germany2009NA (5.76) 51
Adults ≥18 yr of ageQuebec1991–200524.1–32.4 (0–7.4) 10
Adults ≥18 yr of ageOlmsted County, MN, USA1998–200538.2 (12.4) 11
AllNew Zealand1998–200521.5 (0.08) 26
AllCalgary, Canada2000–200619.7 (2.2) 12
AllUSA2004–2005NA (31.8) 14
All, militaryUSA2005–20104.7 (2) 29
AllNT, Australia2006–200765 (16) 30
AllAustralia2007–201011.2 (16) 31
All, CANortheast Thailand2004–20102.6 (0.1) 21
Children ≤20 yr of ageDenmark1971–20004.5–8.4 (NA) 52
Children ≤18 yr of ageCalgary2000–20066.5 (0.05) 53
Children <5 yr of ageKenya1998–200227 (NA) 22
Children <15 yr of ageMozambique2001–200648 (4.3) 23
Children <5 yr of ageGhana2007–2009630 (105) 54
Children <13 yr of ageSouth Africa2005–200626 (10) 24
HIV, ≥16 yr of ageDenmark1995–2007494 (4.9) 35
HIV, adultUSA2000–20041,960 (850) 36
HemodialysisIreland1998–200917,000 (5,600) 42
All dialysisTaiwan2003–20081,809 (1,131) 41
  • NA, not available.