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Table 1 Background and Clinical Information of children hospitalized with severe pneumonia, Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center, May 2008 to May 2009

From: Respiratory viruses from hospitalized children with severe pneumonia in the Philippines

  n Percentage
Demographic information
 Male 446 54.5%
 Female 373 45.5%
 Age in months*
   Median (Interquartile range) 9(3-20)  
 Age groups*
   0~5mo 290 35.5%
   6~11mo 177 21.6%
   1yo 171 20.9%
   2yo 78 9.5%
   3~6yo 75 9.2%
   7yo or higher 27 3.3%
Initial Diagnosis
 Very Severe Pneumonia 364 44.4%
 Severe Pneumonia 410 50.1%
 Neonatal Pneumonia and others 45 5.5%
Clinical information
 Symptoms and Signs on admission
   Cough 818 99.9%
   Chest indrawing 808 98.7%
   Decrease in breath sound* 796 97.3%
   Difficulty of breathing 671 81.9%
   Wheeze* 418 51.1%
   Cyanosis* 62 7.6%
   Drowsiness* 35 4.3%
   Convulsion 50 6.1%
 Chest X-ray
   interstitial infiltrate 111 13.6%
   consolidation 93 11.4%
   interstitial infiltrate and consolidation 64 7.8%
 Outcome
   Discharged 550 67.2%
   Discharged against medical advice-Improved 151 18.4%
   Discharged against medical advice-Deteriorate 18 2.2%
   Died 70 8.5%
   Others 30 3.6%
 Time interval between Onset and Visit#
   Median (Interquartile range) 4(3-7) (unit=days)
 Antibiotic prior to admission 264 32.2%
Total 819  
  1. *Data was missing for one case.
  2. #Data was missing for two cases.