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Table 1 Chronic co-morbid conditions in children hospitalized with influenza A/H1N1v infection in Brussels

From: Pandemic A/H1N1v influenza 2009 in hospitalized children: a multicenter Belgian survey

  Global cohort Ward patients PICU patients  
  N = 215 N = 194 N = 21  
N of Patients with ≥ 1 co-morbidity (%) 101 (47) 88 (45) 13 (62) p = 0.1
Distribution of co-morbidities n (%) n (%) n (%)  
Chronic lung disease 32 (15) 30 (15) 2 (10)  
   Asthma 18 (8) 18 (9)   
Neurological disease 31 (14) 26 (13) 5 (24)  
History of prematurity 21 (10) 21 (11) none  
   median GA* (weeks) 33 W    
Hemato-oncology 19 (9) 17 (9) 2 (10)  
   HSCT** 2 (1) 2 (1)   
   Sickle-cell disease 8 (4) 7 (4) 1 (5)  
Congenital heart disease 14 (7) 12 (6) 2 (10)  
   surgically corrected 6 (3)    
Malnutrition 12 (6) 12 (6) none  
Metabolic disease 3 (1) 3 (2) none  
Diabetes 2 (1) 1 (< 1) 1 (5)  
Renal disease 3 (1) 2 (1) 1 (5)  
Solid organ transplant 2 (1) 1 (< 1) 1 (5)  
  1. Legend:* Gestational age,** Hematopoietic cell transplantation recipients