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Volume 19, Number 4—April 2013

Research

Effect of 10-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine on Pneumonia among Children, Brazil

Eliane Terezinha Afonso, Ruth Minamisava, Ana Luiza Bierrenbach, Juan Jose Cortez Escalante, Airlane Pereira Alencar, Carla Magda Domingues, Otaliba Libanio Morais-Neto, Cristiana Maria Toscano, and Ana Lucia AndradeComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Federal University of Goiás, Goiania, Goiás, Brazil (E.T. Afonso, R. Minamisava, A.L. Bierrenbach, O.L. Morais-Neto, C.M. Toscano, A.L. Andrade); Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, Goiania (E.T. Afonso); Ministry of Health, Brasilia, Brazil (J.J.C. Escalante, C.M. Domingues); University of Brasília, Brasília (C.M. Domingues); University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (A.P. Alencar)

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Table 2

Annual percent change (trend) and percentage change in rates of hospitalization among children 2 months–2 years of age, Brazil, postvaccination period, January 2005–August 2011

City Hospitalizations for pneumonia
Hospitalizations for nonrespiratory causes
Difference in change p value
% Change (95% CI) p value % Change (95% CI) p value
Belo Horizonte −40.30 (−50.88 to −27.44) <0.001 −11.61 (−23.48 to 2.10) 0.093 −28.69 0.002
Curitiba −37.59 (−49.63 to −22.68) <0.001 −14.27 (−23.94 to −3.38) 0.012 −23.32 0.011
Recife −49.32 (−61.63 to −33.05) <0.001 −21.93 (−32.18 to −10.13) 0.001 −27.39 0.007
São Paulo −13.38 (−26.02 to 1.42) 0.074 −11.60 (−19.31 to −3.15) 0.008 −1.78 0.827
Porto Alegre −23.51 (−41.60 to 0.18) 0.052 −21.18 (−31.08 to −9.86) 0.001 −2.33 0.845

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