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Table 2 Ten most commonly diagnosed infectious diseases in elderly ED patients and in-hospital diagnosis (n = 463 patients)

From: Prevalence and factors associated with one-year mortality of infectious diseases among elderly emergency department patients in a middle-income country

DiagnosisTotalAge (years)
65–7475–84> 85
N%N%N%N%
ED diagnosis
 1. Pneumonia151(32.6)48(10.4)69(14.9)34(7.3)
 2. Pyelonephritis107(23.1)38(8.2)45(9.7)24(5.2)
 3. Intestinal infection53(11.4)29(6.3)16(3.5)8(1.7)
 4. Skin and soft tissue infection41(8.9)13(2.8)14(3.0)14(3.0)
 5. Other lower respiratory tract infection38(8.2)9(1.9)18(3.9)11(2.4)
 6. Sepsis19(4.1)10(2.2)8(1.7)1(0.2)
 7. Cholecystitis9(1.9)4(0.9)4(0.9)1(0.2)
 8. Lower urinary tract infection9(1.9)3(0.6)3(0.6)3(0.6)
 9. Complication from medicine or surgery6(1.3)2(0.4)3(0.6)1(0.2)
 10. Pulmonary tuberculosis5(1.1)1(0.2)3(0.6)1(0.2)
Hospital admission diagnosis
 1. Pneumonia103(36.0)24(8.4)49(17.1)30(10.5)
 2. Pyelonephritis67(23.4)21(7.3)30(10.5)16(5.6)
 3. Intestinal infection29(10.1)14(4.9)9(3.1)6(2.1)
 4. Other lower respiratory tract infection22(7.7)4(1.4)11(3.8)7(2.4)
 5. Skin and soft tissue infection19(6.6)8(2.8)7(2.4)4(1.4)
 6. Sepsis14(4.9)7(2.4)6(2.1)1(0.3)
 7. Cholecystitis8(2.8)3(1.0)4(1.4)1(0.3)
 8. Complication from medicine or surgery5(1.7)0(0.0)4(1.4)1(0.3)
 9. Pulmonary tuberculosis3(1.0)1(0.3)1(0.3)1(0.3)
 10. Appendicitis3(1.0)2(0.7)0(0.0)1(0.3)