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Table 1 Main clinical characteristics of admissions by age group

From: Changing trends in blood transfusion in children and neonates admitted in Kilifi District Hospital, Kenya

FEATURES Age Groups
  Neonates Infant Children 1-4 years Children 5-13 years Total
N (%) 5114 (14) 10167 (28) 16395 (45) 4945 (14) 36621
Age median 3 days 6.5 months 2 years 7.5 years 1.4 years
Male n (%) 2987 (58) 5787 (57) 9122 (56) 2744 (55) 20640 (56)
Malaria parasitemia (%) 18 (0.4) 1284 (13) 5512 (35) 1224 (26) 8038 (23)
Transfused (%) 347 (7) 642 (7) 1338 (9) 395 (8) 2722 (8)
Not transfused (%) 4570 (93) 9073 (93) 14307 (91) 4335 (92) 32285 (92)
Transfusion Missing value 197 452 750 215 1614
Mild or without anaemia (%) 4335 (91) 5127 (53) 7378 (47) 2997 (63) 19837 (56)
Moderate anaemia (%) 359 (8) 4087 (42) 7177 (45) 1414 (30) 13037 (37)
Severe anaemia (%) 91 (2) 526 (5) 1279 (8) 369 (8) 2265 (6)
Haemoglobin value missing 329 427 561 165 1482
Severe anaemia + Respiratory distress (%) 38 (42) 261 (50) 413 (32) 72 (20) 784 (35)
Severe anaemia case fatality (%) 28 (31) 35 (7) 91 (7) 37 (10) 191 (8)