Other bacterial diseases


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Endpoint definition

FinnGen phenotype data

321302 individuals

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Apply sex-specific rule None


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Check conditions None


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Filter registries

Hospital Discharge: ICD-10 A30-A49
Hospital discharge: ICD-9 03[0-9]|04[0-1]|0880
Hospital discharge: ICD-8 03[0-9]
Hospital discharge: excluded ICD-9 034[0-0]
Hospital discharge: excluded ICD-8 034[0-0]
Cause of death: ICD-10 A30-A49
Cause of death: ICD-9 03[0-9]|04[0-1]|0880
Cause of death: ICD-8 03[0-9]
Cause of death: excluded ICD-9 034[0-0]
Cause of death: excluded ICD-8 034[0-0]


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Check pre-conditions, main-only, mode, ICD version

Look only at ICD versions H.D: 10, 8, 9 ; C.O.D: 10, 8, 9


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Check minimum number of events None


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Extra metadata

Level in the ICD hierarchy 2
First used in FinnGen datafreeze DF5

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 32975 14902 18073
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 10.69 8.59 13.39
Mean age at first event (years) 59.06 57.17 60.62


Follow-up Absolute risk HR [95% CI] p N
1998–2019 0.06 4.94 [4.44, 5.49] <1e-100 6996
15 years 0.01 1.66 [1.48, 1.85] 1.0e-18 1668
5 years 0.01 5.03 [4.58, 5.52] <1e-100 2245
1 year 0.00 24.75 [22.16, 27.63] <1e-100 2720

Age distribution of first events

Year distribution of first events

Cumulative Incidence


Index endpoint: AB1_OTHER_BACTERIAL – Other bacterial diseases
GWS hits: 2

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Other bacterial diseases
after Other bacterial diseases

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Other bacterial diseases