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Table 1 Percentage of cases of rotavirus-positive gastroenteritis (RVGE) that required at least one parent or other person to be absent from work

From: Impact of community-acquired paediatric rotavirus gastroenteritis on family life: data from the REVEAL study

Study area Cases of RVGE requiring at least one parent or other person to be absent from work
  Hospital Emergency department Primary care
  % n/N % n/N % n/N
Belgium 39 11/29 50 1/2 64 9/14
France 43 13/30 44 22/50 42 8/19
Germany 53 17/32 --a --a 36 36/99
Italy 81 43/55 64 94/147 44 55/125
Spain 68 30/46 44 41/96 32 30/94
Sweden 73 46/63 58 29/51 100b 1/1b
United Kingdom 91 20/22 50 8/16 20 2/10
  1. aIn the German study area, all eligible children who presented to the emergency department with RVGE during the study were referred to the hospital, so there were no inclusions for the emergency department setting.
  2. bOnly one child with RVGE was included from the primary-care setting in Sweden; both parents lost at least 1 day from work.