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Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008

Research

Human Metapneumovirus Infections in Children

Terho Heikkinen*Comments to Author , Riikka Österback†, Ville Peltola*, Tuomas Jartti*, and Raija Vainionpää†
Author affiliations: *Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; †University of Turku, Turku, Finland;

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Table 1

Baseline characteristics of 1,338 children at beginning of follow-up, Finland, 2000–2001

VariableNo. children (%)
Age, y
  <130 (2.2)
  1–<2219 (16.4)
  2–<4362 (27.1)
  4–<6247 (18.5)
  6–<9232 (17.3)
  9–12
248 (18.5)
Sex
  Male692 (51.7)
  Female
646 (48.3)
Child care
  Home or family daycare261 (19.5)
  Daycare center658 (49.2)
  School
419 (31.3)
Diagnosis of asthma72 (5.4)
Previous wheezing253 (18.9)
Exposure to tobacco smoke512 (39.1)*

*Information available for 1,310 children.

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