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TABLE 1.2 An Example of the Format Used to Compile Information on the Burden of Illness Arising from infectious Diseases in Developing Countries: Hepatitis A Virusa

 

<5 Years

5–14 Years

15–59 Years

60 Years and Over

Morbidity Category

Description

Condition

Number of Cases

Duration (days)

Number of Cases

Duration (days)

Number of Cases

Duration (days)

Number of Cases

Duration (days)

A

Moderate localized pain and/or mild systemic reaction, or impairment requiring minor change in normal activities, and associated with some restriction of work activity

 

B

Moderate pain and/or moderate impairment requiring moderate change in normal activities, e.g., housebound or in bed, and associated with temporary loss of ability to work

Jaundice, including convalescence from category C (total)

139,843

7

635,651

7

2,256,561

7

149,378

7

C

Severe pain, severe short-term impairment, or hosptalization

Severe hepatitis

31,735

14

158,675

14

1,221,794

14

206,277

14

D

Mild chronic disability (not requiring hospitalization, institutionalization, or other major limitation of normal activity, and resulting in minor limitation of ability to work)

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

E

Moderate to severe chronic disability (requiring hospitalization, special care, or other major limitation of normal activity, and seriously restricting ability to work)

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

F

Total impairment

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

G

Reproductive impairment resulting in infertility

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

 

n.a.

H

Death

Death following fulminant hepatitis

n.a.

1,144

n.a.

5,146

n.a.

8,005

n.a.

aSee Appendix D-4 for derivation.



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