Volume 14, Number 6—June 2008
Major Issues and Challenges of Influenza Pandemic Preparedness in Developing Countries
|Category of country||Mean no. hospital beds/1,000 population (range)||Mean no. hospital beds required, as % of available hospital beds (range)
|15% Incidence rate||35% Incidence rate|
|High income (N = 38 per capita)||50.7 (21–196)||8.9 (2.2–15.5)||20.8 (5.2–35.7)|
|Upper middle income (N = 28 per capita)||45.1 (9–99)||10.6 (3.9–30.1)||24.8 (9.0–70.3)|
|Lower middle income (N = 46 per capita)||30.0 (5–112)||15.5 (2.4–50.0)||36.2 (5.7–116)|
|Low income (N = 19 per capita)||26.2 (1.5–132)||33.9 (2.5–164)||79.1 (5.9–383)|
*Only those countries with data on hospital beds and that were included in the World Bank country classification were included in the analyses. African countries are not incorporated in the analyses because they have no hospital bed data.
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