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Table 2 Completeness of notification forms for spotted fever in Brazil (2007–2015) concerning dates of notification of the main variables, timeliness of notification and reporting of the first symptoms

From: An update on the epidemiological situation of spotted fever in Brazil

Field Field completeness
  N (%)
Date of notification 1245 100
 First symptoms 1245 100
 Investigation start 1245 100
 Hospitalization 1238 99.43
 Admission 750 60.24
 Discharge 368 29.55
 Course of the case 1197 96.14
 Deatha 424 34.05
 Closing 1245 100
Timeliness – notification Media (days) Median (days)
 Investigation date 16.57 6
 Closing date 53.36 40
Timeliness – reporting of first symptoms Media (days) Median (days)
 Admission date 7.02 4
 Discharge date 16.38 8
 Deatha 12.02 6
  1. aDeath due to spotted fever