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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of children with SARI from whom swabs were collected and not collected

From: Severe acute respiratory infection in children in a densely populated urban slum in Kenya, 2007–2011

  Swabbed (N = 815) Not Swabbed (N = 1,777) P-value
  n % n %  
Cough 806 98.9 1747 98.3 0.91
Difficulty Breathing 435 53.3 575 32.4 0.003*
Unable to Drink or Breastfeed 0 0 2 0.1 0.57
Vomits Everything 155 19.0 338 19.0 0.97
Lethargy 28 3.4 93 5.2 0.53
Chest Indrawing 616 75.6 586 33.0 <0.001*
Stridor 21 2.6 80 4.5 0.47
Oxygen Saturation Measured 808 99.1 1755 98.8 0.99
Oxygen Saturation ≤90% 155 19.0 761 42.8 <0.001*
Temperature ≥ 38°C 447 54.9 492 27.7 <0.001*
Temperature ≥ 39°C 162 19.9 142 8.0 0.02*
Death within 14 days following clinic visit 4 0.5 8 0.5 0.9
  1. *Significant at p < 0.05.