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Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations in the United States

Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations in the United States ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations in the United States William W. Thompson, PhD Context Respiratory viral infections are responsible for a large number of hospital- izations in the United States each year. David K. Shay, MD, MPH Objective To estimate annual influenza-associated hospitalizations in the United States Eric Weintraub, MPH by hospital discharge category, discharge type, and age group. Lynnette Brammer, MPH Design, Setting, and Participants National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) Carolyn B. Bridges, MD, MPH data and World Health Organization Collaborating Laboratories influenza surveil- lance data were used to estimate annual average numbers of hospitalizations associ- Nancy J. Cox, PhD ated with the circulation of influenza viruses from the 1979-1980 through the 2000- Keiji Fukuda, MD, MPH 2001 seasons in the United States using age-specific Poisson regression models. Main Outcome Measures We estimated influenza-associated hospitalizations for ATIONAL ESTIMATES OF IN- primary and any listed pneumonia and influenza and respiratory and circulatory hos- pitalizations. fluenza-associated mortal- ity have been important for Results Annual averages of 94735 (range, 18 908-193 561) primary and 133900 Nunderstanding the epidemi- (range, 30 757-271 529) any listed pneumonia and influenza hospitalizations were as- sociated with influenza virus infections. Annual averages of 226 054 (range, 54 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2004 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.292.11.1333
pmid
15367555
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Abstract

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations in the United States William W. Thompson, PhD Context Respiratory viral infections are responsible for a large number of hospital- izations in the United States each year. David K. Shay, MD, MPH Objective To estimate annual influenza-associated hospitalizations in the United States Eric Weintraub, MPH by hospital discharge category, discharge type, and age group. Lynnette Brammer, MPH Design, Setting, and Participants National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) Carolyn B. Bridges, MD, MPH data and World Health Organization Collaborating Laboratories influenza surveil- lance data were used to estimate annual average numbers of hospitalizations associ- Nancy J. Cox, PhD ated with the circulation of influenza viruses from the 1979-1980 through the 2000- Keiji Fukuda, MD, MPH 2001 seasons in the United States using age-specific Poisson regression models. Main Outcome Measures We estimated influenza-associated hospitalizations for ATIONAL ESTIMATES OF IN- primary and any listed pneumonia and influenza and respiratory and circulatory hos- pitalizations. fluenza-associated mortal- ity have been important for Results Annual averages of 94735 (range, 18 908-193 561) primary and 133900 Nunderstanding the epidemi- (range, 30 757-271 529) any listed pneumonia and influenza hospitalizations were as- sociated with influenza virus infections. Annual averages of 226 054 (range, 54

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 15, 2004

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