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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 2

Estimates of the annual number of episodes of rotavirus diarrhea among children <5 years of age in developing countries, by setting

Home Outpatient Inpatient
Annual no. of diarrhea episodes
(x1,000) 1,287,405 123,580 9,015
Median % of episodes with rotavirus (IQR)aI 8.1
(4.0–12.2) 18.8
(15.0–22.0) 21.3
Total rotavirus episodes
(range) (x1,000) 104,280
(51,496–157,063) 23,233
(18,537–27,188) 1,920

aIQR, interquartile range.

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