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Table 2 Clinicians primary and secondary discharge diagnosis of children with severe anaemia

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

Diagnosis Primary Secondary Total (%)
Anaemia 760 960 1720 (76)
Plasmodium falciparum malaria 730 316 1046 (46)
Severe malnutrition 218 66 284 (13)
Lower respiratory tract infection 118 79 197 (9)
Sickle cell disease 148 33 181 (8)
Septicaemia/Sepsis 66 55 121 (5)
Gastroenteritis 33 23 56 (2)
Encephalopathy 16 17 33 (1)
Neonatal jaundice 23 10 33 (1)
HIV exposed or infected 19 39 58 (3)
Other 124 151 275 (12)
Not recorded 10   10 (0.4)
Total 2265 1749