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Table 3 Evaluation of hospital admission criteria for total hospitalized children with CAP, infants, preschool children, and school children.

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

Criteria for hospital admission Number of patients/total (%)
Infants Preschool School Total
Oxygen saturation ≤ 92% or cyanosis 7/45 (15.5%) 10/61 (16.3%) 1/14 (7.1%) 18/120 (15%)
Dyspnoea 28/45 (62.2%) 20/61(31.1%) 3/14(21.4%) 52/120 (43.3%)
Not feeding/dehydration 7/45 (15.5%) 7/61(11.4%) 2/14(14.2%) 16/120 (13.3%)
Inability of family to child supervision 35/45 (78%) 47/61 (77%) 9/14 (64%) 91/120 (76%)
Intermittent apnea/grunting 0/45 0/61 0/14 0/120