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Table 1 Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics of 518 study participants

From: Performance of the Alere i RSV assay for point-of-care detection of respiratory syncytial virus in children

N = 518 n % of total
gender   
male 292 57%
female 226 43%
age   
0–5 months 212 41%
6–11 months 76 15%
12–23 months 107 21%
≥ 2 years 123 24%
duration of clinical symptoms on admission   
≤ 3 days 276 53%
> 3 days 218 42%
unknown 24 5%
admission diagnosis   
URTI 81 16%
LRTI 257 49%
non-respiratory 180 35%
  1. We grouped the admission diagnoses in cases of URTI (n = 81, including URTI, otitis media and croup), LRTI (n = 257, including bronchiolitis, bronchitis and pneumonia) and non-respiratory admission diagnoses (n  =  180). The latter includes children admitted for non-respiratory reasons (e.g. febrile convulsion, diarrhea) with concomitant acute RTI