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Research Article

Morbid Obesity as a Risk Factor for Hospitalization and Death Due to 2009 Pandemic Influenza A(H1N1) Disease

  • Oliver W. Morgan,

    Affiliation: Division of Emerging Infections and Surveillance Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Anna Bramley,

    Affiliation: Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Ashley Fowlkes,

    Affiliation: Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • David S. Freedman,

    Affiliation: Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Thomas H. Taylor,

    Affiliation: Division of Bacterial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Paul Gargiullo,

    Affiliation: Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Brook Belay,

    Affiliation: Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Seema Jain,

    Affiliation: Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Chad Cox,

    Affiliation: Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Laurie Kamimoto,

    Affiliation: Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Anthony Fiore,

    Affiliation: Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Lyn Finelli,

    Affiliation: Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Sonja J. Olsen,

    Affiliation: Division of Emerging Infections and Surveillance Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Alicia M. Fry mail

    afry@cdc.gov

    Affiliation: Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: March 15, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009694

About the Authors

Oliver W. Morgan, Sonja J. Olsen
Division of Emerging Infections and Surveillance Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Anna Bramley, Ashley Fowlkes, Paul Gargiullo, Seema Jain, Chad Cox, Laurie Kamimoto, Anthony Fiore, Lyn Finelli, Alicia M. Fry
Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
David S. Freedman, Brook Belay
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Thomas H. Taylor
Division of Bacterial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: afry@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OWM PG BB LK AF LF SO AMF. Performed the experiments: OWM THT. Analyzed the data: OWM AB AF DSF THT PG SO AMF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OWM AB AF DSF THT PG SJ CC AMF. Wrote the paper: OWM DSF PG BB SJ LK AF LF SO AMF.