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Table 1 Demographic and bronchoscopy findings

From: A new scoring system and clinical algorithm for the management of suspected foreign body aspiration in children: a retrospective cohort study

  N %
Age groups (years)
  < 1 15 7.4%
 1–2 54 26.6%
 2–3 41 20.2%
 3–4 27 13.3%
 4–5 19 9.4%
 5–6 10 4.9%
  ≥ 6 37 18.2%
Sex
 Female 69 34.0%
 Male 134 66.0%
Foreign body aspiration
 No foreign body 64 31.5%
 Foreign body present 139 68.5%
Type of foreign body
 Organic 114 82.0%
 Inorganic 25 18.0%
Organic foreign body
 Nuts 92 80.7%
 Seed 17 14.9%
 Lupine 6 5.3%
 Corn 5 4.4%
 Fish bone 2 1.8%
 Chicken bone 1 0.9%
 Pasta 1 0.9%
 Meat 1 0.9%
Inorganic foreign body
 Scarf pin 8 32.0%
 Pen cap 3 12.0%
 Paper 2 8.0%
 Bead 2 8.0%
 Metallic object 2 8.0%
 Plastic piece 2 8.0%
 Zipper 1 4.0%
 Button 1 4.0%
 Metallic Pen cap 1 4.0%
 Plastic piece and metallic object 1 4.0%
 Unidentified 2 8.0%
Bronchoscopy type
 Rigid 144 70.9%
 Flexible 46 22.7%
 Flexible then rigid 13 6.4%
Site of foreign body
 Right main bronchus 59 42.4%
 Left main bronchus 29 20.9%
 trachea 26 18.7%
 Subglottic 17 12.2%
 others 8 5.8%