Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Surveillance for Severe Illness and Response, New York, New York, USA, April–July 2009
||No. (%) patients with
confirmed or probable
pandemic (H1N1) 2009
||% All residents of city†
||Crude rate/100,000 residents (95% CI)
||Age-adjusted rate/ 100,000 residents (95% CI)‡
|Total||996||12.3 (11.5–13.1)||12.6 (11.8-13.4)|
|Age group, y|
|0–4||224 (22)||6.7||40.9 (35.6–46.3)||–|
|<2||128 (13)||2.7||58.1 (48.0–68.1)||–|
|2–4||96 (10)||4.0||29.4 (23.8–35.9)||–|
|5–24||297 (30)||27.4||13.3 (11.8–14.8)||–|
|5–17||197 (20)||17.4||13.9 (12.0–15.9)||–|
|18-24||100 (10)||10.0||12.3 (9.9–14.7)||–|
|25–64||419 (42)||54.0||9.6 (8.6–10.5)||–|
|25–49||245 (25)||39.5||7.6 (6.7–8.6)||–|
|50–64||174 (17)||14.5||14.8 (12.6–16.9)||–|
|M||468 (47)||47.4||12.2 (11.1–13.3)||12.5 (11.4–13.7)|
|High-poverty area||498 (50)||32.7||18.8 (17.1–20.4)||18.4 (16.8–20.1)|
|Medium-poverty area||323 (33)||40.9||9.7 (8.7–10.8)||10.1 (9.1–11.3)|
|Low-poverty area||172 (17)||26.4||8.0 (6.8–9.2)||8.9 (7.6–10.4)|
*CI, confidence interval.
†Percentage of all residents of the city in each category. Estimates based on 2000 US Census data (11). ‡Direct age standardization was performed by using weights based on 2000 US Census data (11). Median age for hospitalized patients was 23 y and for all city residents was 34 y.
§2 persons were missing sex data; 3 persons were missing poverty data.
¶Neighborhood poverty was based on the tertiles of percentage of residents living <200% of the federal poverty level according to the 2000 US Census (11).
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