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Incidence of acute respiratory infections in Australia

Chen, Yingxi; Kirk, Martyn

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We used a national survey of 7578 randomly selected respondents in 2008-2009 to identify the period prevalence of acute respiratory infection (ARI) by season and state, and to estimate the incidence of ARI in the Australian community. A case was defined as any episode of cold or flu with at least one of the following symptoms: fever, chills, sore throat, running nose, or cough in the past 4 weeks. Frequency data were weighted to the Australian population. The response rate to the survey was...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorChen, Yingxi
dc.contributor.authorKirk, Martyn
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:14:22Z
dc.identifier.issn0950-2688
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/17387
dc.description.abstractWe used a national survey of 7578 randomly selected respondents in 2008-2009 to identify the period prevalence of acute respiratory infection (ARI) by season and state, and to estimate the incidence of ARI in the Australian community. A case was defined as any episode of cold or flu with at least one of the following symptoms: fever, chills, sore throat, running nose, or cough in the past 4 weeks. Frequency data were weighted to the Australian population. The response rate to the survey was 49%, and 19·9% (1505/7578) of respondents reported an ARI in the previous 4 weeks, which extrapolated to 68·9 million cases [95% confidence interval (CI) 65·1-72·7] of ARI in Australia annually. The incidence was 3·2 (95% CI 3·0-3·4) cases of ARI/person per year, and was highest in young children and lowest in older people. ARI imposes a significant burden on Australian society.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.sourceEpidemiology and Infection
dc.titleIncidence of acute respiratory infections in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolumeOnline (published dates tbc)
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor111700 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4983108xPUB1
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationChen, Yingxi, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationKirk, Martyn, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage7
local.identifier.doi10.1017/S0950268813002471
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T07:27:53Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84901443685
local.identifier.thomsonID000337306100003
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