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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of children with CAP.

From: Appropriateness of hospitalization for CAP-affected pediatric patients: report from a Southern Italy General Hospital

Characteristic of patients  
Total patients observed at E.D. 135
Total admitted patients 120
   Age (months) 28.7 (range 1-129)
   Infant 45/120 (37.5%)
   Preschool children (13-60 months) 61/120 (50.8%)
   School children (60-129 months) 14/120 (11.6%)
   Sex  
Male 61 (50.8%)
Female 59 (49.2%)
   Fever 82/120 (68.3%)
   Cough 120/120 (100%)
   Abdominal pain 4/120 (3.3%)
   Pneumonia diagnosed at chest roentgenogram 120/120 (100%)
   Elevated inflammatory indices (ESR, CRP) 40/120 (33.3%)
   Positive anti-Mycoplasma pn. antibodies 17/83 (20.4%)
   Positive anti-Chlamydia pn. antibodies 0/83
  1. ESR, erythrosedimentation rate; CRP, C-reactive protein.