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Table 3 Target groups for treatment with publicly purchased antivirals (n = 28).

From: Public health management of antiviral drugs during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: a survey of local health departments in California

  Size of Population Served by LHD   
  Small (< 50,000) Medium (50,000-499,999) Large (500,000+) All LHDs
Eligible Groups n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Uninsured or underinsured persons 3 (75) 11 (69) 3 (38) 17 (61)
Any ill person 2 (50) 3 (19) 5 (63) 10 (36)
Persons at high-risk for medical complications of influenza (e.g. pregnant women) 1 (25) 5 (31) 1 (13) 7 (25)
Persons in an occupation-based target group (e.g. healthcare workers) 1 (25) 4 (25) 0 (0) 5 (18)
Other 0 (0) 3 (19) 1 (13) 4 (14)
Don't know/Unable to answer 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Total 4   16   8   28  
  1. Among the twenty-eight local health departments (LHDs) reporting that publicly purchased antivirals could be used for treatment, Table 3 summarizes the groups eligible for antiviral treatment with publicly purchased antivirals, stratified by size of population served by LHD
  2. **Indicates statistically significant difference with respect to population size served by LHD (Fisher's exact test, p < .05)
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