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Volume 9, Number 5—May 2003

Global Illness and Deaths Caused by Rotavirus Disease in Children

Umesh D. Parashar*Comments to Author , Erik G. Hummelman*, Joseph S. Bresee*, Mark A. Miller†, and Roger I. Glass*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

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Table 1

Estimates of the annual number of diarrhea episodes among children <5 years of age in developing countries, by age group and settinga

Age group
<11 mo 1–4 y Total (<4 y)
Total population (x1,000) 125,000 450,000 575,000
No. of diarrhea episodes per child per yb 3.8 2.1 NA
Total diarrhea episodes
(x1,000) 475,000 945,000 1,420,000
No. of episodes at home (x1,000) 418,950
(88.2) 868,455
(91.9) 1,287,405
No. of episodes in outpatients (x1,000) 48,925
(10.3) 74,655
(7.9) 123,580
No. of case-patients hospitalized (x1,000) 7,125
(1.5) 1,890
(0.2) 9,015

aFigures in parenthesis are percentages of total diarrhea episodes (7).

bFrom reference (5).

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