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Volume 16, Number 1—January 2010


Severe Pneumonia Associated with Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Outbreak, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Alejandro Gómez-GómezComments to Author , Martin Magaña-Aquino, Christian A. García-Sepúlveda, Uciel R. Ochoa-Pérez, Reynaldo Falcón-Escobedo, Andreu Comas-García, Saray Aranda-Romo, Hugo I. Contreras-Treviño, Paulina V. Jiménez-Rico, Mario A. Banda-Barbosa, Félix Dominguez-Paulin, J. Mario Bernal-Blanco, Luis F. Pérez-González, and Daniel E. Noyola
Author affiliations: Hospital Central “Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto,” San Luis Potosí, Mexico (A. Gómez-Gómez, M. Magaña-Aquino, R. Falcón-Escobedo, J.M. Bernal-Blanco, L.F. Pérez-González); Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí (A. Gómez-Gómez, M. Magaña-Aquino, C.A. García-Sepúlveda, U.R. Ochoa-Pérez, R. Falcón-Escobedo, A. Comas-García, S. Aranda-Romo, H.I. Contreras-Treviño, P.V. Jiménez-Rico, M.A. Banda-Barbosa, F. Dominguez-Paulin, J.M. Bernal-Blanco, L.F. Pérez-González, D.E. Noyola); Servicios de Salud del Estado de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí (U.R. Ochoa-Pérez)

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Table 2

Demographic features of 50 adult patients admitted with acute pneumonia during the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 outbreak, San Luis Potosí, Mexico*

Characteristic Value
Age, y, mean (SD, range) 38.4 (13.9, 21–69)
M 29 (58)
21 (42)
San Luis Potosí municipality 30 (60)
Other municipality
20 (40)
No. home contacts, median (range)
4 (1–16)
Presence of >1 underlying condition 30 (60)
Obesity (BMI > 30) 25 (55.6)†
Diabetes mellitus 8 (16)
Other conditions‡
9 (18)
13 (26)
Arrival at the hospital
Directly 40 (80)
Referred from other hospital or clinic
10 (20)
Influenza vaccination during previous winter season 5 (10)

*Values are no. (%) unless otherwise indicated. BMI, body mass index.
†BMI data available only for 45 patients.
‡Some patients had >1 additional underlying condition, including chronic renal failure (3), underlying heart disorder (3), systemic lupus erythematosus (1), chronic obstructive lung disease (1), hyperthyroidism (1), seizure disorder (1), and pregnancy (1).

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