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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of SARI patients (n = 496)

From: Identification of viral and bacterial pathogens from hospitalized children with severe acute respiratory illness in Lusaka, Zambia, 2011–2012: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic n (%)
Age in years  
 0–2 383 (77.2)
 >2 113 (22.7)
Sex  
 Male 289 (58.3)
 Female 206 (41.5)
Clinical characteristics  
 Cough 483 (97.4)
 Fever 469 (94.6)
 Difficult breathing 399 (80.4)
 Chest in-drawing 188 (37.9)
 Sore throat 115 (23.2)
Clinical diagnosis  
 Pneumonia 384 (77.4)
 Bronchiolitis 56 (11.3)
 Other 25 (4.0)
 Lower RTI 16 (3.2)
 Bronchitis 7 (1.4)
 TB 7 (1.4)