Global, Regional, and National Estimates of Rotavirus Mortality in Children <5 Years of Age, 2000–2013
This article, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, provides updated global, regional, and national estimates for rotavirus mortality in children less than five years of age from 2000 to 2013. The authors used a multiple linear regression model to predict annual, country-specific proportions of diarrheal deaths due to rotavirus and then multiplied these estimates by the annual number of World Health Organization-estimated child deaths caused by diarrhea in each country. The analysis estimated that 215,000 children under five worldwide died from rotavirus in 2013 (37.3 percent of all diarrheal deaths), with four countries (India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo) accounting for approximately half of all estimated rotavirus deaths.
Author: Tate JE, Burton AH, Boschi-Pinto C, Parashar UD
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Citation: Tate JE, Burton AH, Boschi-Pinto C, Parashar UD. Global, Regional, and National Estimates of Rotavirus Mortality in Children <5 Years of Age, 2000–2013. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2016;62(Suppl 2):S96-S105.
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