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Table 3 Percentage of cases for which additional childcare was sought during episodes of rotavirus-positive gastroenteritis (RVGE) and mean duration of additional childcarea

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
  % of cases ( n ) Mean duration (days) % of cases ( n ) Mean duration (days) % of cases ( n ) Mean duration (days)
Belgium 7.4 (2) 4.00 0 0 7.1 (1) 5.00
France 3.3 (1) 7.0 0 0 0 0
Germany 0 0 --b --b 6.1 (6) 4.08
Italy 4.0 (2) 3.50 5.3 (7) 2.86 8.5 (10) 3.00
Spain 0 0 3.3 (3) 4.83 3.2 (3) 4.67
Sweden 21.3 (13) 1.31 14.0 (7) 2.86 0c 0c
United Kingdom 14.3 (3) 3.00 0 0 11.1 (1) 3.00
  1. aThe data given in this table are derived from the same population as in Table 1, and thus the denominators 'N' for each setting are the same as given in Table 1.
  2. bIn Germany, 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.
  3. c Only one child with RVGE was included from the primary-care setting in Sweden.