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Table 6 Number of cases for the two seasonal influenza seasons (2014/2015 and 2015/2016) as self-reported by survey respondents based on 4 different variables

From: Cross-sectional telephone surveys as a tool to study epidemiological factors and monitor seasonal influenza activity in Malta

  2014–15
(Survey 1)
Number of influenza cases
2015–16
(Survey 2)
Number of influenza cases
Seasonal influenza cases 195,000
(CI: 185,000 – 205,000)
200,000
(CI: 190,000 – 210,000)
Symptomatic cases 360,000
(CI: 342,000 - 378,000)
340,000
(CI: 324,000 – 357,000)
Individual’s temperature 180,000
(CI: 171,000 - 189,000)
140,000
(CI: 133,000 – 147,800)
Influenza cases in households 230,000
(CI: 218,800 - 242,000)
135,000
(CI: 128,000 – 142,000)