A nationwide population-based study on the incidence of parapharyngeal and retropharyngeal abscess-a 10-year study

Tzong Hann Yang, Sudha Xirasagar, Yen Fu Cheng, Chuan Song Wu, Yi Wei Kao, Herng Ching Lin

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摘要

This study aimed to investigate the annual incidence of parapharyngeal and retropharyngeal abscess (PRPA) based on 10-year population-based data. Patients with PRPA were identified from the Taiwan Health Insurance Research Database, a database of all medical claims of a randomly selected, population-representative sample of over two million enrollees of the National Health Insurance system that covers over 99% of Taiwan’s citizens. During 2007-2016, 5779 patients received a diagnosis of PRPA. We calculated the population-wide incidence rates of PRPA by sex and age group (20-44, 45-64, and >64) as well as in-hospital mortality. The annual incidence rate of PRPA was 2.64 per 100,000 people. The gender-specific incidence rates per 100,000 people were 3.34 for males and 1.94 for females with a male:female gender ratio of 1.72. A slight increase in incidence rates among both genders over the study period was noted. Age-specific rates were lowest in the 20-44 age group with a mean annual incidence of 2.00 per 100,000 people, and the highest rates were noted in the age groups of 45-64 and >64 years with mean annual incidences of 3.21 and 3.20, respectively. We found that PRPA is common in Taiwan, males and older individuals are more susceptible to it, and incidence has increased in recent years.

原文英語
文章編號1049
頁(從 - 到)1-7
頁數7
期刊International journal of environmental research and public health
18
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 二月 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 公共衛生、環境和職業健康
  • 健康、毒理學和誘變

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