Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Age Group

Authors: CDC

Rate ratios compared to 18- to 29-year-olds1

 0-4 years old5-17 years old18-29 years old30-39 years old40-49 years old50-64 years old65-74 years old75-84 years old85+ years old
Cases2<1x1xReference group1x1x1x1x1x1x
Hospitalization3<1x<1xReference group2x2x4x6x9x15x
Death4<1x<1xReference group4x10x35x95x230x600x

All rates are relative to the 18- to 29-year-old age category. 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 18- to 29-year-olds, the rate of death is four times higher in 30- to 39-year-olds, and 600 times higher in those who are 85 years and older. (In the table, a rate of 1x indicates no difference compared to the 18- to 29-year-old age category.)

For More Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/investigations-discovery/hospitalization-death-by-age.html

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