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Volume 17, Number 9—September 2011

Research

Differential Effects of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 on Remote and Indigenous Groups, Northern Territory, Australia, 2009

James McCracken TrauerComments to Author , Karen Louise Laurie, Joseph McDonnell, Anne Kelso, and Peter Gregory Markey
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Centre for Disease Control, Tiwi, Northern Territory, Australia (J.M. Trauer, P.G. Markey); World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research in Influenza, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (K.L. Laurie, A. Kelso); Menzies School of Health Research, Tiwi (J. McDonnell)

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of patients in a study of differential effects of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 on remote and indigenous groups, Northern Territory, Australia, 2009

Characteristic No. patients Female, % Indigenous, %
Baseline, age, y
<14 37 54.1 51.4
15–34 91 65.9 43.5
35–54 92 54.4 33.7
>55 225 44.9 30.3
Total
445
51.9
35.5
September, Urban Darwin, age, y
<14 60 53.3 14.0
15–34 194 62.9 13.5
35–54 202 55.5 9.6
>55 209 48.3 6.7
Total
665
55.2
10.2
September, Rural Top End, age, y
<14 25 36.0 44.0
15–34 190 60.5 71.4
35–54 183 47.5 60.8
>55 190 46.8 42.5
Total
588
51.0
57.8
September, Central Australia, age, y
<14 13 46.2 61.5
15–34 84 57.1 82.7
35–54 189 63.5 63.2
>55 150 51.3 54.9
Total 436 57.6 64.1

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