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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 5

Global estimates of the annual number of diarrhea and rotavirus deaths among children <5 years of age, by income group

Income group Total no.
Diarrhea deaths
Rotavirus deathsb
Risk of dying from rotavirus by age 5
Births Deaths Median % (IQRa) of total deaths Median no. (IQR) of deaths (x1,000) Median % (IQRa) of diarrhea hospitalizations Median no. (IQR) of deaths (x1,000)
Low 70,447 8,595 21
(17–30) 1,805
(1,461–2,579) 20
(16–27) 361
(289–487) 1 in 205
Low middle 37,402 1,609 17
(11–23) 274
(177–370) 25
(20–33) 69
(55–90) 1 in 542
Upper middle 11,520 366 9
(5–17) 33
(18–62) 31
(25–42) 10
(8–14) 1 in 1,152
High 9,931 60 1 <1 34
(28–38) <1 1 in 48,680
Total 129,300 10,630 NA 2,112
(1,657–3,012) NA 440
(352–592) 1 in 293

aIQR, interquartile range.

bThe estimated number and range of deaths from rotavirus are derived by multiplying the median and IQR of diarrhea hospitalizations attributable to rotavirus by the median number of deaths caused by diarrhea for each stratum.

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