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Table 1 Total number and rate of oseltamivir prescription and complication rates from August to December 2009 in Taiwan

From: Oseltamivir use and outcomes during the 2009 influenza A H1N1 pandemic in Taiwan

  Number of prescriptions (%) (N = 516,283) Prescription rate per 1000 persons Influenza with complications per million persons
Age group    
0-6 74,432 (14.4) 51.4 139.4
7-12 196,086 (38.0) 116.5 74.5
13-18 133,153 (25.8) 69.0 65.2
19-64 108,473 (21.0) 7.0 28.8
≥65 4,139 (0.8) 1.7 54.1
Region    
A 187,655 (36.4) 25.2 64.2
B 111,249 (21.6) 32.1 47.9
C 98,109 (19.0) 21.9 27.5
D 53,929 (10.4) 15.8 28.7
E 53,640 (10.4) 14.3 34.7
F 11,646 (2.3) 20·3 172.6
  1. Note: Region A and B were in northern Taiwan. Region C was in central Taiwan. Region D and E were in southern Taiwan. Region F was in eastern Taiwan. Influenza with complications: influenza danger signs defined by WHO (including symptoms and signs suggesting oxygen impairment, cardiopulmonary insufficiency or central nervous system complications such as shortness of breath, tachypnea, altered mental status etc.).