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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the included infants

From: Usefulness of rapid molecular tests in pediatric respiratory tract infections

  No swab   Swab   p
N 174   212   
Age in months (mean, SD) 45 40.2 45 36 0.842
Class of age 0.839
  < 12 months 68 39.1 85 40.1  
  > 12 months 106 60.9 127 59.9  
Sex (n,%) 0.631
 Female 77 44.3 99 46.7  
 Male 97 55.7 113 53.3  
N symptoms (median, Q1-Q3) 3 3–4 3 3–4 0.623
Symptoms (n,%)
 Fever > 38° 142 81.6 174 82.1 0.906
 Rhinitis 95 54.6 124 58.5 0.442
 Earache 9 5.2 19 9.0 0.172
 Pharyngitis 75 43.1 108 50.9 0.125
 Cough 114 65.5 134 63.2 0.638
 Lower respiratory tract symptoms 19 10.9 23 10.8 0.999
 Loss of appetite 97 55.7 96 45.3 0.041
 Vomit 26 14.9 22 10.4 0.215
 Diarrhea 24 13.8 25 11.8 0.645
Hospitalization (n,%) 137 78.7 155 73.1 0.200