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Article: Influenza-related hospitalizations among children in Hong Kong

TitleInfluenza-related hospitalizations among children in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2002
PublisherMassachusetts Medical Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://content.nejm.org/
Citation
New England Journal Of Medicine, 2002, v. 347 n. 26, p. 2097-2103 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: It has been difficult to define the burden of influenza in children because of confounding by the cocirculation of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). In Hong Kong, China, the influenza and RSV infection seasons sometimes do not overlap, thus providing an opportunity to estimate the rate of influenza-related hospitalization in a defined population, free from the effects of RSV. Methods: In a retrospective, population-based study, we estimated the influenza-associated excess rate of hospitalization among children 15 years old or younger in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from 1997 to 1999. Data from a single hospital with intensive use of virologic analyses for diagnosis were obtained to define and adjust for underestimation of the model. Results: Peaks of influenza and RSV infection activity were well separated in 1998 and 1999 but overlapped in 1997. The adjusted rates of excess hospitalization for acute respiratory disease that were attributable to influenza were 278.5 and 288.2 per 10,000 children less than 1 year of age in 1998 and 1999, respectively; 218.4 and 209.3 per 10,000 children 1 to less than 2 years of age; 125.6 and 77.3 per 10,000 children 2 to less than 5 years of age; 57.3 and 20.9 per 10,000 children 5 to less than 10 years of age; and 16.4 and 8.1 per 10,000 children 10 to 15 years of age. Conclusions: In the subtropics, influenza is an important cause of hospitalization among children, with rates exceeding those reported for temperate regions. Copyright © 2002 Massachusetts Medical Society.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53427
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 14.619
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dc.contributor.authorChiu, SSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLung Lau, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, WHSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPeiris, JSMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:19:29Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:19:29Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationNew England Journal Of Medicine, 2002, v. 347 n. 26, p. 2097-2103en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0028-4793en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53427-
dc.description.abstractBackground: It has been difficult to define the burden of influenza in children because of confounding by the cocirculation of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). In Hong Kong, China, the influenza and RSV infection seasons sometimes do not overlap, thus providing an opportunity to estimate the rate of influenza-related hospitalization in a defined population, free from the effects of RSV. Methods: In a retrospective, population-based study, we estimated the influenza-associated excess rate of hospitalization among children 15 years old or younger in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from 1997 to 1999. Data from a single hospital with intensive use of virologic analyses for diagnosis were obtained to define and adjust for underestimation of the model. Results: Peaks of influenza and RSV infection activity were well separated in 1998 and 1999 but overlapped in 1997. The adjusted rates of excess hospitalization for acute respiratory disease that were attributable to influenza were 278.5 and 288.2 per 10,000 children less than 1 year of age in 1998 and 1999, respectively; 218.4 and 209.3 per 10,000 children 1 to less than 2 years of age; 125.6 and 77.3 per 10,000 children 2 to less than 5 years of age; 57.3 and 20.9 per 10,000 children 5 to less than 10 years of age; and 16.4 and 8.1 per 10,000 children 10 to 15 years of age. Conclusions: In the subtropics, influenza is an important cause of hospitalization among children, with rates exceeding those reported for temperate regions. Copyright © 2002 Massachusetts Medical Society.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherMassachusetts Medical Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://content.nejm.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofNew England Journal of Medicineen_HK
dc.rightsNew England Journal of Medicine. Copyright © Massachusetts Medical Society.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshHospitalization - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshInfluenza, human - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshRespiratory syncytial virus infections - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshRespiratory tract infections - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshAcute diseaseen_HK
dc.titleInfluenza-related hospitalizations among children in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0028-4793&volume=347&issue=26&spage=2097&epage=2103&date=2002&atitle=Influenza-related+hospitalizations+among+children+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChiu, SS: ssschiu@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLung Lau, Y: lauylung@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailPeiris, JSM: malik@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1056/NEJMoa020546en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid12501221-
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dc.identifier.volume347en_HK
dc.identifier.issue26en_HK
dc.identifier.spage2097en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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