TABLE 2

Perceived Burden of Rotavirus (N = 305)

CharacteristicStrongly Agree, %Somewhat Agree, %Somewhat/Strongly Disagree, %Don’t Know/Not Sure, %
Rotavirus is the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in children <2 y old in the US.51.129.213.42.3
Rotavirus infection is the most frequent cause of severe diarrheal disease in <2-y-olds in the US.82.317.00.70.0
There is need for a safe and effective rotavirus vaccine in the US.51.536.710.21.6
Rotavirus infection is responsible for much higher morbidity and mortality in children <2 y old in developing countries than in the US.78.016.42.03.6
Because rotavirus infections are common and potentially severe in developing countries, there is a need for a safe and effective rotavirus vaccine.82.913.22.31.6