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Volume 12, Number 1—January 2006

Estimating Influenza Hospitalizations among Children

Carlos G. Grijalva*, Allen S. Craig*†, William D. Dupont*, Carolyn B. Bridges‡, Stephanie J. Schrag‡, Marika K. Iwane‡, William Schaffner*, Kathryn M. Edwards*, and Marie R. Griffin*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; †Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Estimated number of children <5 years of age hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza, hospitalization rates, and rate ratios, Davidson County, Tennessee, 2003–2004 influenza season*

Age, mo Influenza hospitalizations (95% CI) Population Hospitalizations per 1,000 (95% CI) Rate ratio (95% CI))
<6 37 (27–59) 4,056 9.1 (6.7–14.5) 11.1 (6.1–20.7)
6–23 35 (27–57) 11,825 3.0 (2.3–4.8) 3.6 (1.9–6.7)
24–59 18 (13–29) 21,932 0.8 (0.6–1.3) Referent
Total 90 (67–145) 37,813 2.4 (1.8–3.8)

*Capture-recapture estimation. Age distribution derived from the New Vaccine Surveillance Network. CI, confidence interval.

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