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Table 5 Predominant diagnoses in the subjects leading to loss of school time

From: Determinants of academic performance in children with sickle cell anaemia

  No. %
  (n = 90)  
Total number hospitalized 55 61.1
Total no. of hospital admission days 427  
Average duration of hospital stay (days) 7.8  
Predominant diagnosis on admission
  Vaso-occlusive crisis 28 51
  Malaria 16 29.1
  Haemolytic crisis 4 7.3
  Sepsis 2 3.6
  Septic arthritis 2 3.6
  Acute chest syndrome 1 1.8
  Haemorrhage 1 1.8
  Pneumonia 1 1.8
  Total 55 100