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Table 2 Clinical outcome and drug use among the study population by viral type and subtype.

From: Clinical and socioeconomic impact of different types and subtypes of seasonal influenza viruses in children during influenza seasons 2007/2008 and 2008/2009

Data Viral findings
  Influenza A/H1N1 (n = 143) Influenza A/H3N2 (n = 519) Influenza B (n = 239)
Clinical outcome    
   Hospitalisation rate, No.(%) 6 (4.2)*° 87 (16.8) 30 (12.5)
Duration of hospitalisation,
mean days ± SD
5.2 ± 3.4* 7.6 ± 4.4 4.6 ± 2.6*
Absence from school,
mean days ± SD
6.10 ± 4.93* 7.61 ± 4.44 6.43 ± 5.01*
Drug use, No. (%)    
   Antibiotics (%) 109 (76.2)* 470 (90.5) 179 (74.9)*
   Antipyretics (%) 113 (79.0)* 469 (90.3) 190 (79.5)*
   Aerosol therapy (%) 36 (25.2)* 222 (42.8) 63 (26.3)*
   Steroids (%) 6 (4.2)* 57 (10.9) 8 (3.3)*
  1. SD, standard deviation. °p < 0.05 vs influenza B; *p < 0.05 vs A/H3N2; no other statistically significant differences.