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Table 1 Clinical signs recorded before blood transfusion

From: Quality of paediatric blood transfusions in two district hospitals in Tanzania: a cross-sectional hospital based study

Clinical sign Present
n (%)
Not present
n (%)
Not described whether present or not
n (%)
Cardiac failure/symptom 13 (8) 12 (7) 141 (85)
Hepatomegaly 7 (4) 146 (88) 13 (8)
Respiratory distress 17 (10) 94 (57) 55 (33)
Impaired consciousness 59 (36) 19 (11) 87 (53)
Capillary refill 3 (2) 17 (10) 146 (88)
Dehydration 16 (10) 141 (85) 9 (5)
Pallor 110/36 (66/22)* 7 (4) 13 (8)
  1. *The numerator represents severe pallor and the denominator represents some pallor