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Table 4 Expert panel quantitative assessments of potential prognostic indicators

From: Predictors of treatment failure for non-severe childhood pneumonia in developing countries – systematic literature review and expert survey – the first step towards a community focused mHealth risk-assessment tool?

Identified prognostic indicatora Mortality rate according to location of care received if prognostic indictor positive
Community treatment with oral amoxicillin Hospital treatment with parenteral antibiotics
Fever 0.5 % (0.5–1.0) 0.1 % (0.1–0.2)
Rapid breathing 1.0 % (1.0–2.0) 0.2 % (0.1–0.5)
Lower chest indrawing 5.8 % (5.1–7.4) 1.0 % (0.6–1.0)
Abnormal SpO2 15.5 % (11.3–23.0) 6.3 % (5.0–7.5)
Moderate malnutrition 20.0 % (18.5–25.0) 10.5 % (5.0–12.8)
HIV-infected or HIV-exposed status 16.5 % (15.0–20.0) 7.5 % (6.1–8.6)
  1. IQR: interquartile range; SpO 2 : peripheral oxygen saturation
  2. aLactate not assessed quantitatively