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Volume 10, Number 4—April 2004

Research

SARS Transmission, Risk Factors, and Prevention in Hong Kong

Joseph T.F. Lau*Comments to Author , Hiyi Tsui*, Mason Lau*, and Xilin Yang*
Author affiliations: *Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

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Table 1

Distribution of 1,214 severe acute respiratory syndrome cases covered by the study

n %
Incomplete information
22
-
Complete information
1,192
100a
Known sources (any of 1.1 to 1.4)
727
61.0
Probable secondary/tertiary household infection
192
16.1
Hospital care workers
317
26.6
Amoy Gardens residents
170
14.3
Inpatients
58
4.9
Not belong to 1.1-1.4 but had contacted SARS patient(s) within 14 days before onset of fever
240
20.1
Patients with cases of undefined sources (do not belong to 1 and 2)
347
29.1
Visited Amoy Gardensb
51
4.3
Visited PWHb
12
1.0
Visited other hospitals or clinicsb
134
11.2
Visited an affected countryb
43
3.6
None of 3.1 to 3.4b 118 9.9

aCalculated based on complete data.
bNot including patients <16 years of age; PWH, Prince of Wales Hospital.

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