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Volume 16, Number 1—January 2010

Dispatch

Hospitalizations for Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 among Maori and Pacific Islanders, New Zealand

Ayesha Verrall, Katherine Norton, Serena Rooker, Stephen Dee, Leeanne Olsen, Chor Ee Tan, Sharon Paull, Richard Allen, and Timothy K. BlackmoreComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Capital and Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand (A. Verrall, K. Norton, S. Rooker, L. Olsen, C.E. Tan, S. Paull, R. Allen, T.K. Blackmore); Hutt Valley District Health Board, Lower Hutt, New Zealand (S. Dee); and University of Otago, Wellington (A. Verrall)

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Characteristics of 229 persons hospitalized with influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 (case-patients), Wellington region, New Zealand, June–August 2009

Ethnic group No. case-patients Age-adjusted hospitalization rate per 100,000 Median age, y No. (%) case-patients with chronic lung condition No. (%)case-patients with other medical condition
Pacific Islanders 64 180 15.5 18 (28) 36 (56)
Maori 70 128 23.5 29 (41) 29 (41)
Other* 95 25.6 29 45 (47) 44 (46)

*All other and unspecified ethnicities combined.

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