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Table 4 Predominant primary reasons for admission and common comorbidities at admission in infancy (0–1 years) (n = 56)

From: Pediatric hospital admissions in Indigenous children: a population-based study in remote Australia

  ICD Codes/Conditions Frequency of Admissions Percentage of Total Admissions
Top Reasons for Primary Admission (<1 YEAR)
 Lower respiratory tract infection   44 40.8
  Lower respiratory tract infection (J22) 42  
  Bronchiolitis (J21.9) 2  
 Gastroenteritis   28 25.9
  Infectious gastroenteritis (A09.9) 27  
  Vomiting (R11) 1  
 Upper respiratory tract infection   10 9.3
  Otitis media (H66.3, H66.9) 5  
  Upper respiratory tract infection (J06.9) 4  
  Croup (J05.0) 1  
 Genitourinary Urinary Tract Infection (N39.0) 5 4.6
 Injury Traumatic brain injury (S06.01), head injury (S09.9), fractured femur (S72.9), dog or snake bite (T14.1) 4 3.6
Subtotal admission reason   92 84.2
 Other   16 15.8
Total Primary admission reason   108 100
Top Comorbidities at Admission
 Upper respiratory tract infection H66.3, H66.9, J06.9 9 33.3
 Failure to thrive R62.8 5 18.5
 Anaemia D64.9 5 18.5
Subtotal comorbidities   19 70.3
 Other   8 29.7
Total comorbidities   27 100