Marked reduction in LRTI hospitalisations in 0–4 year olds in 2020
Here are some of the key facts from our latest factsheet on Lower respiratory tract infection hospitalisations children aged 0-4 years.
- The usual winter LRTI hospitalisation peak was down by 85% in 2020.
- Infants (under one-year-old) continued to have the highest LRTI hospitalisation rates since 2001.
- Pacific and Māori children had three times the rate of LRTI hospitalisation as European/Other children in 2020.
- Children living in the most deprived areas (NZDep 2018 quintile 5) had almost three times the rate of LRTI hospitalisation as children living in the least deprived areas (quintile 1).
Read the factsheet here.