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Case fatality rate of severe acute respiratory syndromes in Beijing.
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PMID:  16274102     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the case fatality rate of SARS in Beijing. METHODS: Data of SARS cases notified from Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention (BCDC) and supplemented by other channels were collected. The data were analyzed by rate calculation. RESULTS: The case fatality rate of SARS in Beijing was 7.66%, and had an ascending trend while the age of cases was getting older, and a descending trend while the epidemic development. The case fatality rate in Beijing was lower than that in other main epidemic countries or regions. CONCLUSIONS: The risk of death increases with the increment of age of SARS patients. Beijing is successful in controlling and treating SARS.
Qi Chen; Wan-Nian Liang; Gai-Fen Liu; Min Liu; Xue-Qin Xie; Jiang Wu; Xiong He; Ze-Jun Liu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical and environmental sciences : BES     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0895-3988     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomed. Environ. Sci.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-08     Completed Date:  2005-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8909524     Medline TA:  Biomed Environ Sci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  220-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Health Management and Education, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Child, Preschool
China / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / mortality*

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