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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 2

Influenza hospitalization rates per 1,000 children <5 years of age and sensitivity of system compared to capture-recapture estimates, Davidson County, Tennessee, 2003–2004 influenza season*

Age, mo Hospitalization rates (%) per 1,000 children
Sensitivity (%) compared to capture-recapture estimates
<6 6.66 3.45 72.97 37.84
6–23 2.20 1.18 74.29 40.00
24–59 0.59 0.27 72.22 33.33
Total 1.75 0.90 73.33 37.78

*NVSN, New Vaccine Surveillance Network; EIP, Emerging Infections Program.
†Estimation corrected for nonsurveillance days and nonenrolled children.

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