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Volume 9, Number 10—October 2003

Illness in Intensive Care Staff after Brief Exposure to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Damon C. Scales*, Karen Green*, Adrienne K. Chan*, Susan M. Poutanen*, Donna Foster*, Kylie Nowak*, Janet M. Raboud†, Refik Saskin*, Stephen E. Lapinsky*, and Thomas E. Stewart*†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; †University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Table 3

Development of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in healthcare workers, depending on time spent in index patient’s room (N=31)a

Time spent in index patient’s room No. (%) healthcare workers with specified exposure with SARS No. (%) healthcare workers without specified exposure with SARS Odds of developing SARS after specified exposure 95% CI for OR p value
<10 min
6/20 (30)
(0.005 to 1.91)b
>31 min
5/12 (42)
1/19 (5)
(1.27 to 131)
>4 h 3/4 (75) 3/27 (11) 24.0 (1.85 to 311) 0.003

aCI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio.
bThese logit estimators use a correction of 0.5 in every cell of the table that contains a zero.

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