Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link
Volume 13, Number 5—May 2007

Trends for Influenza-related Deaths during Pandemic and Epidemic Seasons, Italy, 1969–2001

Caterina Rizzo*†Comments to Author , Antonino Bella*, Cécile Viboud‡, Lone Simonsen‡, Mark A. Miller‡, Maria Cristina Rota*, Stefania Salmaso*, and Marta Luisa Ciofi degli Atti*
Author affiliations: *Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy; †University of Bari, Bari, Italy; ‡National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA;

Main Article

Table 1

Mean age-standardized excess all-cause deaths per 100,000 population and percent increase in death rates and the winter seasonal percent increase attributable to influenza, Italy, 1969–2001*

Pandemic season (1969–1970)
Percent increase21.721.025.9
Epidemic seasons (1970–2001)
Percent increase3.43.65.1
Entire study period (1969–2001)
Percent increase4.04.15.7

*95% confidence intervals for individual season estimates were within 6% of values listed.

Main Article

Page created: June 24, 2010
Page updated: June 24, 2010
Page reviewed: June 24, 2010
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.