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Table 8 Reasons for admission in 1–4 year old and 5–15 year old

From: Comparison of two European paediatric emergency departments: does primary care organisation influence emergency attendance?

  Cambridge (%) Trieste (%) Cambridge (%) Trieste (%)
Wheezing 68 (27%) ϑ 10 (4.8%) 33 (30%) ϑ 9 (6.9%)
Pneumonia 30 (34.4%) ϑ 8 (7.6%) 32 (66.6%) ϑ 21 (25.9%)
Gastroenteritis 80 (13.7%) ϑ 20 (3.7%) 38 (9.7%) 28 (6.7%)
Cranial trauma 37 (8.2%) 28 (8.2%) 22 (4.5%) 57 (19.7%) ϑ
Ingestion/overdose 55 (27%) 28 (19.7%) 70 (59.8%) ϑ 10 (14.4%)
Febrile seizure 14 (22.2%) 26 (49%) ϑ  
Total admissions for age groups 873 247 1180 456
  1. In brackets: percentage of specific diagnosis out of total admissions for each age groups. ϑ: p <0.01