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Volume 17, Number 4—April 2011

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Characteristics of Children Hospitalized for Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Malaysia

Hussain Imam Muhammad Ismail, Kah Kee TanComments to Author , Yin Leng Lee, Wilson S.C. Pau, Kamarul A.M. Razali, Thahira Mohamed, Tassha Adnan, Premaa Subramaniam, and Jamaiyah Hanif
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (H.I.M. Ismail, K.A.M. Razali, T. Mohamed); Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar, Seremban, Malaysia (K.K. Tan, W.S.C. Pau); Ministry of Health Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (Y.L. Lee, T. Adnan, P. Subramaniam, J. Hanif)

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Table 2

Concurrent conditions in children hospitalized for pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Malaysia, June 18, 2009–March 1, 2010*

Condition No. (%) children
OR (95% CI) p value
Total Survived Died
None 860(63.1) 845 (64.7) 15 (29.4) 0.2 (0.1–0.4) <0.001
Chronic lung disease 258 (18.9) 246 (18.8) 12 (23.5) 2.5 (1.1–5.6) 0.02
Neuromuscular disease 33 (2.4) 27 (2.1) 6 (11.8) 2.5 (4.5–34.8) <0.001
Cardiovascular disease 54 (4.0) 46 (3.5) 8 (15.7) 9.8 (3.9–24.3) <0.001
Renal disease 18 (1.3) 16 (1.2) 2 (3.5)
Immunosuppression 18 (1.3) 15 (1.1) 3 (5.9)
Obesity 14(1.0) 13 (1.0) 1 (2.0)
Malnutrition 14 (1.0) 13 (1.0) 1 (2.0)

*OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; –, numbers too small to infer from study sample.

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