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Volume 17, Number 7—July 2011

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Age as Risk Factor for Death from Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Chile

Jeannette Dabanch, Cecilia PerretComments to Author , Manuel Nájera, Claudia González, Andrea Guerrero, Andrea Olea, Rodrigo Fasce, Cecilia Morales, Jeanette Vega, and for the Advisory Committee of the Chilean Ministry of Health
Author affiliations: Author affilations: Universidad de los Andes Hospital Militar, Santiago, Chile (J. Dabanch); Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago (C. Perret); Chilean Ministry of Health, Santiago (M. Nájera, C. González, A. Guerrero, A. Olea, C. Morales, J. Vega); Public Health Institute of Chile, Santiago (R. Fasce)

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Table

Risk factors for severe disease or death among patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Chile, 2009*

Risk factor OR (95% CI)
Severe disease
Age group, y
<5 3.66 (3.27–4.11)†
5–14 0.22 (0.18–0.25)
15–59 0.89 (0.81–0.98)
>60
7.94 (6.93–9.10)†
Death
Age group, y
<15 0.17 (0.1–0.3)
15–59 1.44 (0.99–2.09)
>60 15.06 (9.94–22.72)†
Concurrent condition
All patients 5.89 (3.08–11.52)†
Age group, y
<1 ND (inexact)‡
1–4 3.53 (0.24–101.6)
5–14 ND (inexact)‡
15–49 6.69 (2.4–20.0)†
50–64 2.39 (0.77–8.5)
>64 1.0 (0.18–7.0)

*OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; ND, not defined.
†p<0.05.
‡Not significant.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2Additional members of this committee who contributed data to this study are listed at the end of this article.

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