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Table 3 Characteristics of in-hospital management by causative agent

From: In-hospital management of children with bacterial meningitis in Italy

  N. meningitidis S. pneumoniae Other Not known p-value Total
  N. (29) N. (17) N. (10) N. (29)   N. (85)
Median length of stay days - (IQR) 11 (9 - 14) 16 (12 - 25) 15 (9 - 18) 13 (10 - 17) 0.006 13 (10 - 16)
Number of patients who underwent imaging - (%) 14 (48.3) 10 (58.8) 8 (80.0) 23 (79.3) 0.065 55 (64.7)
Number of patients with in-hospital audiological assessment - (%) 12 (41.4) 11 (64.7) 5 (50.0) 13 (44.8) 0.468 41 (48.2)
Number of patients with planned post-discharge audiological assessment - (%) 10 (35.7) 8 (50.0) 7 (70.0) 10 (34.5) 0.190 35 (42.2)
Number of patients with in-hospital complications - (%) 12 (41.4) 7 (41.2) 2 (20.0) 8 (27.6) 0.502 29 (34.1)
Number of patients with neurological sequelae at discharge - (%) 0 (0.0) 3 (17.7) 1 10.0) 2 (6.9) 0.094 6 (7.1)
  1. IQR: interquartile range.