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Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005


Quarantine for SARS, Taiwan

Ying-Hen Hsieh*Comments to Author , Chwan-Chuan King†, Cathy W. S. Chen‡, Mei-Shang Ho§, Jen-Yu Lee*, Feng-Chi Liu*, Yi-Chun Wu¶, and Jiunn-Shyan JulianWu
Author affiliations: *National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan; †National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; ‡Feng Cha University, Taichung, Taiwan; §Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan; ¶Center for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan

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Table 2

Comparison of mean time intervals by using the Mann-Whitney test for the onset-to-diagnosis and diagnosis-to-classification times for quarantined and nonquarantined SARS patients, Taiwan, 2003

Onset-to-diagnosis interval (d) Diagnosis- to-classification interval (d)
Quarantined persons 1.203 (n = 24) 7.7647 (n = 17)
Nonquarantined persons 2.8914 (n = 451)* 7.5443 (n = 327)†
Mean difference 1.6831‡ (0.0061) 0.2204 (0.7864)

*5 cases deleted because of missing information on the relevant dates.
†2 cases deleted because of missing information on the relevant dates.
‡Denotes significance at the 1% level; p values of Mann-Whitney test are in parentheses.

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