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Table 2 WHO FluNet reporting, NIC designation and EQAP participation for 35 national laboratories, 2005/2007 and 2010

From: Capacity building in national influenza laboratories – use of laboratory assessments to drive progress

Country/Laboratory World Bank Income Category # Countries reporting to FluNet # Laboratories with an NIC # Laboratories participating in EQAP
2005 2010 2005 2010 2007 2010
Low (n = 8) 0 (0 %) 7 (88 %)** 2 (25 %) 4 (50 %) 2 (25 %) 8 (100 %)**
Lower-middle (n = 18/19) 7 (39 %) 17 (94 %)** 7 (37 %) 14 (74 %)* 11 (58 %) 18 (95 %)**
Upper-middle (n = 8) 5 (63 %) 8 (100 %) 6 (75 %) 7 (88 %) 5 (63 %) 7 (88 %)
Total 12 (35 %) 32 (94 %)** 15 (43 %) 25 (71 %)* 18 (51 %) 33 (94 %)**
  1. *Difference between 2005 and 2010 is statistically significant at p < 0.05 using the binomial exact test
  2. **Difference between 2005/2007 and 2010 is statistically significant at p < 0.01 using the binomial exact test
  3. Changes in WHO FluNet reporting, National Influenza Centre designation and External Quality Assessment Project participation for 35 national laboratories in 34 CDC partner countries between 2005 and 2010