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Table 1 Characteristics of 383 children, 6 months to <18 years of age, hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia

From: Association of sputum microbiota profiles with severity of community-acquired pneumonia in children

   Age group
  6 months to <5 years 5 to <18 years  
Characteristic N (%) % % P value
Age
 6 months to < 5 years 263 (68.7) -- --  
 5 to <18 years 120 (31.3) -- --  
Race/Ethnicity     0.25
 White 47 (12.3) 10.6 15.8  
 Black 303 (79.1) 79.8 77.5  
 Other 33 (8.6) 6.1 2.5  
Gender     0.43
 Female 171 (44.6) 46.0 41.7  
 Male 212 (55.4) 54.0 58.3  
Fall/winter season 225 (58.8) 59.7 56.7 0.58
Environmental tobacco smoke exposurea 44 (11.6) 10.4 14.2 0.29
Medical history
 Asthma/reactive airway disease 203 (53.0) 47.9 64.2 0.003
 Chronic conditions other than asthma 92 (24.0) 24.0 24.2 0.96
 Prior Antibiotics 82 (21.4) 22.4 19.2 0.47
 Pneumococcal vaccineb 347 (91.6) 98.5 76.5 <0.0001
Length of stay (days)     0.18
 4 or more 105 (27.4) 24.3 34.2  
ICU admission 50 (13.0) 9.9 20.0 0.006
  1. Numbers in the columns in each group represent the percent of children with that characteristic in that age group. Bold indicates a significant P value of <0.05
  2. aMissing data for 4 subjects
  3. bReceipt of at least one or more doses prior to enrollment, missing data for 4 subjects