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Table 2 Clinical profile of children admitted to hospital compared to those treated as an out-patient

From: Human rhinovirus infection in young African children with acute wheezing

  Hospitalized Out-patient OR (95% CI) ρ-value
  n = 71 (32.3%) n = 149 (67.7%)   
Clinical symptoms n (%)     
   Cough 60(85) 137(91) 2.09(0.87-5-01) 0.10
   Wheeze 66(93) 121(81) 0.33(0.12-0.89) 0.03
   Breathing difficulty 35(49) 76(51) 1.07(0.61-1.88) 1.07
   Rhinorrhea 43(61) 102(69) 1.41(0.78-2.54) 0.25
   Night waking 38(54) 89(60) 1.29(0.73-2.27) 0.38
   Fever >37.5C 30(42) 59(40) 0.89(0.51-1.59) 0.71
   Diarrhoea 11(16) 16(11) 0.66(0.29-1.50) 0.32
   Vomiting 24(34) 50(34) 0.99(0.54-1.80) 0.97
Duration of symptoms (days) (median & IQR) 3(1-4) 4(2-7) 0.94(0.90-0.99) 0.02
HRV positive status n (%) 45(63) 83(56) 1.38(0.77-2.46) 0.28
  1. HRV = human rhinovirus; IQR = interquartile range; OR = odds ratio; 95% CI = 95% confidence interval; ρ-value = probability value