Table 2

Clinical course in hospital of patients admitted with pneumonia (n = 135)
Fever (≥38.0°C) at triage; n (%) 51 (37.8)
Hypoxia (O2 saturation ≤92%) at triage; n (%) 31 (23.0)
Tachypnea (WHO classification) at triage; n (%) 61 (45.2)
Initial white blood cell count (x 109/L); mean (SD) [range] – median (IQR) 17.23 (9.64) [1.29-54.2] – 14.9 (9.6-23.1)
Days of fever (≥38.0°C); in hospital; mean (SD) 1.88 (2.58)
Developed a supplemental O2 need in hospital; n (%) 44 (32.6)
Days requiring supplemental O2 in those children requiring O2 therapy; mean (SD) 3.92 (4.13)
Length of stay (days): median (IQR)
All patients 4 (3–8)
Patients without effusion 3 (2–4)
Patients with effusion 9 (5–13)
Admission to intensive care unit; n (%) 13 (9.6)
Deaths; n (%) 0 (0)

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Rowan-Legg et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:133   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-133

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