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Table 2 Patient characteristic on index visit are different between children with and without readmission

From: Risk factors of 90-day rehospitalization following discharge of pediatric patients hospitalized with mycoplasma Pneumoniae pneumonia

 With readmissionWithout readmissionP
n = 48n = 376
SociodemographicSex (Male)31 (64.6%)211 (56.1%)0.268
Age (Year)2 (1–4.6)4.7 (2.5–7)<0.001
Before and after admissionIll day before admission10 (5.5–15)8 (6–14)0.449
Febrile day before admission3 (0–8.5)6 (3–10)0.002
Body Temperature on admission38.5 (36–39.4)39.3 (38.6–39.8)<0.001
Hospital day9 (7–15)10 (7–14)0.819
Febrile day after admission1 (0–3)2 (0–4)<0.001
Clinical manifestation at presentationWheezing day5 (3–8)3 (2–10)<0.001
Cough day9 (4.5–15)7 (5–12)0.532
Diarrhea day6 (5–7)2.5 (2–3)0.397
Radiographic findingNormal11 (22.9%)38 (10.1%)0.001a
Light diffuse shadowing15 (31.2%)68 (18.1%)
Consolidation16 (33.3%)169 (44.9%)
Pleural effusion5 (10.4%)75 (19.9%)
Severity on admissionICU admission7 (14.6)26 (6.9%)0.114
Mechanical ventilation3 (6.3%)13 (3.5%)0.580
  1. Data were shown in median (IQR) or N (%). Comparative analysis was performed using the Chi-Square or Mann-Whitney U test, as appropriate
  2. aSeparately, p values are 0.009 for Normal group, 0.030 for Light diffuse shadowing group, 1.127 for Consolidation group, 0.112 for Pleural effusion group