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Table 1 Characteristics of 241 patients at high risk of severe illness who had been prescribed oseltamivir

From: Prescription of antiviral drugs during the 2009 influenza pandemic: an observational study using electronic medical files of general practitioners in the Netherlands

  n of patients (%)
High risk group description   
 Age only 53 (22.0)
 Co-morbidity only 101 (41.9)
 Complicated course of illness only 13 (5.4)
 Age and co-morbidity 49 (20.3)
 Age and complicated course of illness 2 (0.8)
 Co-morbidity and complicated course 15 (6.2)
 Age, co-morbidity and complicated course 8 (3.3)
Specific co-morbidity at risk for complications*   
 Cardiac disease 60 (24.9)
 Respiratory disease 106 (44.0)
 Diabetes mellitus 27 (11.2)
 Chronic renal insufficiency 5 (2.1)
 Reduced resistance against infections 24 (10.0)
 Children using salicylates 1 (0.4)
 Third trimester of pregnancy 3 (1.2)
  1. *Numbers add up above 100% because of multiple co-morbidities per patient.