Display Settings:


Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Salud Publica Mex. 2009 Sep-Oct;51(5):361-71.

[Epidemiological profile of mortality due to human influenza A (H1N1) in Mexico].

[Article in Spanish]

Author information

  • 1Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud, México.



To carry out the epidemiological analysis of 122 influenza A (H1N1) deaths confirmed by laboratory and help to improve the diagnosis and timely managing of cases.


A total of 122 clinical records were analyzed of patients with confirmed influenza A (H1N1) virus infection who died.


Fifty-one percent of patients were female and 49% were male. A total of 45.l% who died were between 20 and 39 years old. Overall fatality was 2.2% and ranged between 0.3% for the l0 to l9 year-old group to 6.3% for the 50 to 59 year-old group. Forty-three percent of deaths were concentrated in only two of the thirty-two states and 5l% received medical attention in social security institutions. Only l7% received hospital attention within 72 hours and 42% died within 72 hours of hospital attention.


Novel Influenza A (H1N1) virus produces higher mortality in young people whereas seasonal influenza has a greater impact on young children and older people. Delay in medical care and the associated morbidity were relevant factors for death.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Scientific Electronic Library Online
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk