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Volume 26, Number 7—July 2020

Burden and Cost of Hospitalization for Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Young Children, Singapore

Clarence C. TamComments to Author , Kee Thai Yeo, Nancy Tee, Raymond Lin, Tze Minn Mak, Koh Cheng Thoon, Mark Jit, and Chee Fu Yung
Author affiliations: National University Health System, Singapore (C.C. Tam, N. Tee); National University of Singapore, Singapore (C.C. Tam, K.C. Thoon); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (C.C. Tam, M. Jit); KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore (K.T. Yeo, N. Tee, K.C. Thoon, C.F. Yung); Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore (K.T. Yeo, K.C. Thoon, C.F. Yung); National Public Health Laboratory, Singapore (R. Lin, T.M. Mak); Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (C.F. Yung)

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Table 1

Estimated RSV-associated hospitalizations and primary care consultations, Singapore, 2014

Age, mo Outcome Total no. cases (95% CI) No. cases/1,000 person-years (95% CI)
<6 All diagnoses 708 (664–765) 33.5 (31.4–36.2)
Bronchiolitis 637 (604–671) 30.2 (28.6–31.8)
Pneumonia 54 (30–99) 2.6 (1.4–4.7)

Pneumonia with complications
15 (7–29)
0.7 (0.3–1.4)
6–29 All diagnoses 1,096 (994–1,269) 13.2 (12–15.3)
Bronchiolitis 826 (793–862) 9.9 (9.5–10.4)
Pneumonia 203 (115–372) 2.4 (1.4–4.5)

Pneumonia with complications
63 (38–110)
0.8 (0.5–1.3)
Primary care consultations
<6 ARI 3,600 (3,120–4,130) 170.5 (147.8–195.6)
6–29 ARI 5,700 (5,010–6,450) 68.6 (60.3–77.6)

*Estimates are expressed as the medians from 10,000 Monte Carlo simulations. Note that the sum of medians from individual diagnoses does not equal the median for all diagnoses combined. ARI, acute respiratory illness; RSV, respiratory syncytial virus.

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