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Table 3 State and territory surveillance system sensitivity (2000-2005) at a design prevalence of 10-5

From: An evaluation of the sensitivity of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance for poliovirus infection in Australia

Jurisdiction Notification rate per 100,000/year* Probability of stool sampling** Median sensitivity (%) (5th-95th percentiles) Sensitivity Ratio
ACT 0.54 (0.07-2.78) 0.50 (0.01-0.99) 0.21 (0.03-0.49) 0.50
NSW 1.35 (1.10-1.63) 0.21 (0.01-0.30) 2.31 (1.39-3.61) 0.27
NT 2.45 (0.99-5.05) 0.00 (0.00-0.41) 0.03 (0.002-0.13) 0.09
QLD 1.28 (0.98-1.64) 0.45 (0.32-0.58) 2.99 (1.87-4.54) 0.55
SA 0.59 (0.28-1.09) 0.20 (0.03-0.56) 0.40 (0.08-1.05) 0.21
TAS 0.71 (0.19-1.82) 0.25 (0.01-0.81) 0.20 (0.03-0.54) 0.31
VIC 0.54 (0.37-0.77) 0.29 (0.14-0.48) 1.44 (0.55-3.09) 0.23
WA 0.42 (0.20-0.77) 0.30 (0.07-0.65) 0.60 (0.13-1.62) 0.22
Australia 0.98 (0.86-1.11) 0.29 (0.23-0.35) 8.22 (5.32-12.06) 0.35
  1. *Rate per 100,000 persons aged < 15 years per year, (lower 95% binomial exact CI: upper 95% binomial exact CI).
  2. **Probability (lower 95% binomial exact CI: upper 95% binomial exact CI).
  3. Model assumes no influence of age on the likelihood of infection.
  4. Ratio of the jurisdiction sensitivity and the WHO recommended jurisdiction sensitivity.