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Table 2 Clinical and demographic characteristics of the two subgroups (Non-Life Threatening and Life Threatening conditions)

From: A cohort study on acute ocular motility disorders in pediatric emergency department

Characteristics Non-Life Threatening n = 136 Life Threatening n = 56 p value
Sex    NS
 Female 59 (43.4%) 28 (50%)  
 Male 77 (56.6%) 28 (50%)  
Age group    0.001
 Infant -Toddler 68 (50%) 10 (17.9%)  
 Preschooler 28 (20.6%) 17 (30.4%)  
 Schooler-Teenager 40 (29.4%) 29 (51.8%)  
Age (months)(mean ± SD) 52.8 ± 47 90.66 ± 54.2 0.001
Triage    0.008
 White 6 (4.4%) 0  
 Green 71 (52.2%) 17 (30.4%)  
 Yellow 56 (41.2%) 37 (66.1%)  
 Red 3 (2.2%) 2 (3.6%)  
Clinical Onset    0.003
 Within 24 h 76 (55.9%) 16 (28.6%)  
 Within 72 h 17 (12.5%) 11 (19.6%)  
 Over72 hours 43 (31.6%) 29 (51.8%)  
SystemicSymptoms    0.001
 No 92 (67.6%) 8 (14.3%)  
 Yes 44 (32.4%) 48 (85.7%)  
Ocular Disorder    0.002
 One disorder 127 (93.4%) 43 (76.8%)  
 More one disorder 9 (6.6%) 13 (23.2%)  
Concomitant Disease    0.002
 No 124 (91.2%) 41 (73.2%)  
 Yes 12 (8.8%) 15 (26.8%)  
During Medical Treatment    0.048
 No 123 (90.%) 55 (98.2%)  
 Yes 13 (9.6%) 1 (1.8%)  
Specialist Consultation at ED    NS.
 No 18 (13.2%) 7 (12.6%)  
 Yes 118 (86.8%) 49 (87.6%)  
Neurologic Consultation    NS
 No 68 (50%) 25 (44.6%)  
 Yes 68 (50%) 31 (55.4%)  
Ophthalmologic Consultation    0.058
 No 36 (26.5%) 22 (39.3%)  
 Yes 100 (73.5%) 34 (60.7%)  
Neurosurgical Consultation    0.001
 No 135 (99.3%) 46 (82.1%)  
 Yes 1 (0.7%) 10 (17.9%)  
Anesthesiologic Consultation    NS
 No 129 (94.9%) 52 (92.9%)  
 Yes 7 (5.1%) 4 (7.1%)  
Maxillo-Facial Surgery Consultation    NS
 No 134 (98.5%) 55 (98.2%)  
 Yes 2 (1.5%) 1 (1.8%)  
Outcome    0.001
 Discharged 71 (52.2%) 0  
 Hospitalized 65 (47.8%) 56 (100%)  
Lenght of Hospital Stay(mean ± SD) 4.45 ± 4.7 17.59 ± 15.32 0.001
Neuro Imaging    0.001
 No 74 (54.4%) 0  
 Yes 62 (45.6%) 56 (100%)  
CT Scan    0.001
 No 90 (66.2%) 10 (17.9%)  
 Yes 46 (33.8%) 46 (82.1%)  
MRI    0.001
 No 99 (72.8%) 10 (17.9%)  
 Yes 37 (27.2%) 46 (82.1%)  
  1. SD Standard Deviation, ED Emergency Department, CT Computed Tomography, MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging