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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients tested and not tested for RSV

From: Evaluation of case definitions to detect respiratory syncytial virus infection in hospitalized children below 5 years in Rural Western Kenya, 2009–2013

  Tested N = 3810 Untested N = 904 p-value
  n (%) n (%)  
Patient characteristics    
Age (n = 3810) (n = 904)  
  < 1 years 1756(46.1) 418(46.2) 0.94
 1- < 5 years 2054(53.9) 486(53.8)  
 Mean age (years)a 1.4(1.1) 1.4(1.1) 0.99
Gender (n = 3810) (n = 904)  
 Male 2056(54.0) 524(58.0) 0.03
Illness Severity    
Death (n = 3810) (n = 904)  
 Discharged dead 103(2.7) 177(19.6) <0.01
Oxygen saturation (n = 3796) (n = 900)  
  < 90 % 628(16.5) 157(17.4) 0.52
 Mean Oxygen saturationa 93.7(6.8) 93.4(7.6) 0.26
  1. aMean(sd) for the continuous variables