Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Epidemiol Infect. 2010 Jun;138(6):836-42. doi: 10.1017/S095026880999118X. Epub 2009 Nov 27.

Influenza-attributable mortality in Australians aged more than 50 years: a comparison of different modelling approaches.

Author information

  • 1The School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia. a.newall@unsw.edu.au

Abstract

This study aimed to compare systematically approaches to estimating influenza-attributable mortality in older Australians. Using monthly age-specific death data together with viral surveillance counts for influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, we explored two of the most frequently used methods of estimating excess influenza-attributable disease: Poisson and Serfling regression models. These approaches produced consistent age and temporal patterns in estimates of influenza-attributable mortality in older Australians but some variation in the magnitude of the disease burden. Of Australians aged >50 years, average annual estimated influenza-attributable deaths (all cause) ranged from 2314 to 3457 for the Serfling and Poisson regression models, respectively. The excess influenza-attributable disease burden was substantial under all approaches.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Cambridge University Press
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk