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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of patients admitted to the ICU after an unscheduled PED return visit within 3 days (N = 136)

From: ICU admission following an unscheduled return visit to the pediatric emergency department within 72 hours

Variables Mean ± SEM / N (%)
Age (year) 3.3 ± 0.39
  <  1 year old 72 (52.9)
 1~3 years old 23 (16.9)
 3~6 years old 11 (8.1)
 6~12 years old 19 (14.0)
 12~18 years old 11 (8.1)
Male 89 (65.4)
Chronic health condition 44 (32.4)
Diagnosis category on ICU discharge
 Infectious 78 (57.4)
 Respiratory 23 (16.9)
 Digestive 17 (12.5)
 Neurological 11 (8.1)
 Other 7 (5.1)
Return visit justification
 Unrelated 5 (3.7)
 Doctor-related 20 (14.7)
 Disease-related 100 (73.5)
 Patient-related 11 (8.1)
  1. PED Pediatric Emergency Department, ICU intensive care unit, SEM mean of standard deviation, LOHS Length of Hospital Stay
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