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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the pediatric SARI cases

From: Comparison of viral and epidemiological profiles of hospitalized children with severe acute respiratory infection in Beijing and Shanghai, China

Variable Beijing Shanghai P-value
n = 259 (%) n = 441 (%)
Gender ratio (M/F) 1.5:1 1.8:1 0.30730
Age in months (mean/median) 13.1/7 25.9/12 <  0.0001
Age group
 0–6 M 116 (44.8) 139 (31.5) 0.00043
 7 M–12 M 51 (19.7) 68 (9.7) 0.14634
 1 Y–2 Y 48 (18.5) 74 (16.8) 0.55525
 3 Y–5 Y 41 (15.8) 103 (23.4) 0.01740
Clinical manifestations
 Fever(≥38 °C) 155 (59.8) 339 (76.9) <  0.0001
 Cough 250 (96.5) 422 (95.7) 0.66711
 Wheezing 54 (20.8) 181 (69.9) <  0.0001
 Runny nose 49 (18.9) nr  
 Diarrhea 17 (6.6) 85 (19.3) <  0.0001
 Cyanosis nr 49 (11.1)  
Clinical diagnosis
 Bronchopneumonia 117 (45.2) 42 (9.5) <  0.0001
 Pneumonia 123 (47.5) 370 (83.9) <  0.0001
  1. Note: nr No record