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Table 5 Coverage estimates and the total number of cases (95% bootstrap-based confidence intervals) for the four pathogens, 2015, Belgium. The presented coverage-estimates are the proportion of laboratories participating in sentinel surveillance, the catchment population and the area covered by sentinel surveillance (average of the market shares over all NIS5-areas). Participation is estimated from reporting the most frequently reported pathogens, Belgian laboratory sentinel surveillance

From: Incidence estimation from sentinel surveillance data; a simulation study and application to data from the Belgian laboratory sentinel surveillance

Germ Estimated participation (Psentinel)
\( \frac{\ Sentinel\ labs}{All\ labs} \) \( \frac{Covered\ pop}{Total\ pop} \) \( \frac{Covered\ area}{Total\ area} \)
Campylobacter spp. 0.45 0.54 0.51
Influenza 0.35 0.51 0.48
Rotavirus 0.43 0.54 0.53
Y. enterocolitica 0.33 0.52 0.45
  Reported Number of cases Estimated number of cases (95% CI)  
Campylobacter spp. 8813 14438 (11110–14942)  
Influenza 7382 11405 (9338–13010)  
Rotavirus 2750 4203 (3395–4679)  
Y. enterocolitica 370 585 (485–667)