Volume 22, Number 10—October 2016
Global Capacity for Emerging Infectious Disease Detection, 1996–2014
|HDI rank change quartile||No. outbreaks†‡||Median no. days to discovery (95% CI)||No. outbreaks*||Median no. days to communication (95% CI)|
|Q1: Most improvement||49||5 (4–14.5)||49||20 (13–33)|
|Q2: High-intermediate||43||11.5 (6.8–19)||44||21.5 (15–28)|
|Q3: Low-intermediate||60||21 (14–33)||61||23 (15–40.5)|
|Q4: Most decline||120||26 (17–32)||121||48 (32–58)|
*HDI, Human Development Index.
†Quartiles are defined based on all countries with HDI scores from 1990 and 2013, regardless of whether they had outbreaks. Therefore, outbreaks are not evenly distributed across the quartiles.
‡Outbreaks without a known discovery date are excluded from the calculation of days to discovery.