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Volume 16, Number 11—November 2010

Research

Decreasing Shigellosis-related Deaths without Shigella spp.–specific Interventions, Asia

Pradip Bardhan, A.S.G. Faruque, Aliya Naheed, and David A. SackComments to Author 
Author affiliations: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh (P. Bardhan, A.S.G. Faruque, A. Naheed); Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (D.A. Sack)

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Table 2

Shigella spp.–associated diarrhea in older children and adults, Asia, 1990–2009

Characteristic Age group, y
5–14 >15
Population (× 1,000) 742,911 2,833,857
Diarrhea episodes/person/y (17)*
0.65
0.50
Total diarrhea episodes, × 1,000 482,892 1,416,929
At home 473,234 1,388,590
Treatment facility (1)†
9,658
28,339
Median caused by Shigella spp., %
At home* 4 4
At treatment facility†
11.6
10.7
Proportion caused by shigellosis (weighted mean), %
At home* 4.6 (4.0–5.1)
At treatment facility†
8.3 (7.7–9.0)
Annual no. episodes of Shigella spp.–associated diarrhea, × 1,000
At home 18,929 55,544
At treatment facility
1,120
3,032
Total no. episodes of Shigella spp.–associated diarrhea, × 1,000 20,049 58,576
95% confidence interval of weighted mean, × 1,000 19,673–24,898 57,726–73,057

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