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Volume 9, Number 5—May 2003

Research

Pandemic Influenza and Healthcare Demand in the Netherlands: Scenario Analysis

Marianne L.L. van Genugten*Comments to Author , Marie-Louise A. Heijnen*, and Johannes C. Jager*
Author affiliations: *National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands

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Table 4

Alternative age-specific attack rates in scenario analysis for pandemic influenza, the Netherlandsa

Age (y) Age groups affected as in regular epidemic Age groups equally affected Age groups affected in proportion of
1:1:2 1:2:1 2:1:1 Previous pandemicsb
<19
37.4
30.0
26.4
18.5
48.3
49.3
20–64
28.6
30.0
26.4
37.0
24.1
25.6
>65 23.1 30.0 52.9 18.5 24.1 15.0

aGross attack rate 30%.
bDistribution from Meltzer et al. (9) based on previous pandemics.

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