Bulletin of the World Health Organization

The population-based burden of influenza-associated hospitalization in rural western Kenya, 2007–2009

Daniel R Feikin, Maurice O Ope, Barrack Aura, James A Fuller, Stella Gikunju, John Vulule, Zipporah Ng’ang’a, M Kariuki Njenga, Robert F Breiman & Mark Katz

Volume 90, Number 4, April 2012, 256-263A

Table 2. Admissions for respiratory illness in inpatient health facilities, Bondo district, Kenya, June 2007–May 2009

Health facility No. (%) of patients with respiratory illness
No. of influenza-associated deaths Influenza CFR
Enrolled Deceased With swabs
Collected Testeda Positive for viral RNAb
Bondo District Hospital 667 52 (7.8) 649 (97.3) 554 (85.4) 37 (6.7) 1 2.7
Lwak Mission Hospital 1820 40 (2.2) 370 (20.3) 330 (89.2) 19 (5.8) 1 5.3
Madiany Sub-District Hospital 372 17 (4.6) 353 (94.9) 301 (85.3) 40 (13.3) 0 0.0
Matangwe Health Centre 233 4 (1.7) 224 (96.1) 188 (83.9) 15 (8.0) 0 0.0
Got Agulu Health Centre 464 7 (1.5) 440 (94.8) 396 (90.0) 72 (18.2) 1 1.4
Abidha Health Centre 257 8 (3.1) 254 (98.8) 217 (85.4) 13 (6.0) 1 7.7
St Anne’s Health Centre 111 1 (0.9) 99 (89.2) 93 (93.9) 8 (8.6) 0 0.0
Total 3924 129 (3.3) 2389 (60.9) 2079 (87.0) 204 (9.8) 4 2.0

CFR, case-fatality rate; RNA, ribonucleic acid.

a The denominator for each percentage is the number of patients with swabs collected.

b The denominator for each percentage is the number of patients with swabs tested.