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Volume 5, Number 5—October 1999

Research

The Economic Impact of Pandemic Influenza in the United States: Priorities for Intervention

Martin I. MeltzerComments to Author , Nancy J. Cox, and Keiji Fukuda
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 5

Impact, by age group, death, hospitalizations, and outpatients accounted for by groups at high risk during an influenza pandemica

Category Age group
(yrs) Total cases at high risk (%)
Mean 5th 95th
Death 0-19 9.0 1.4 20.2
20-64 40.9 11.1 60.9
65 + 34.4 22.7 52.1
Total 84.3
Hospitalizations 0-19 4.6 2.1 7.9
20-64 14.7 7.4 23.4
65 + 18.3 11.0 27.6
Total 37.6
Outpatients 0-19 5.0 4.7 5.4
20-64 10.4 9.8 11.0
65 + 4.0 3.9 4.2
Total 19.5

aSee Table 1 for distribution of groups at high and not at high risk within
the U.S. population.

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