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Table 3 Treatment and illness severity among patients by influenza type

From: Clinical similarities between influenza A and B in children: a single-center study, 2017/18 season, Korea

CharacteristicsInfluenza typeP value
A (n = 128)B (n = 109)
Hospitalization44350.783
Days of admissionn = 44n = 34 
 Mean, day (SD)5.5 (3.2)5.7 (2.6)0.751
 Median, days (IQR)5 (4–6)5 (4–7) 
Antiviral agent use127 (99.2)104 (95.4)0.097
 Use of IV antiviral agent1 (0.8)4 (3.8)0.183
Total duration of fevern = 42n = 34 
 Mean, days (SD)3.7 (2.6)4.3 (2.3)0.269
 Median, days (IQR)3 (2–4.75)4 (3–5) 
Fever onset to initiation of antiviralsn = 126n = 101 
 Mean, days (SD)1.3 (1.5)1.6 (1.7)0.074
 Median, days (IQR)1 (0–2)1 (1–2) 
Initiation of antivirals to defervescencen = 36n = 28 
 Mean, days (SD)1.4 (1.3)1.8 (2.0)0.305
 Median, days (IQR)1 (0.75–2)2 (0–2) 
Antibiotic use47 (36.7)35 (32.1)0.457
Supplemental O2 use4 (3.1)3 (2.8)> 0.999
Intensive care 2 (1.8)0.210
Ventilator care 1 (0.9)0.460
Outcome
 Recovered without sequelae125 (97.7)105 (96.3)0.706
 Recovered with any sequelae 2 (1.8)0.210
 Transferred or AMA discharge3 (2.3)2 (1.8)> 0.999
  1. Values are presented as number (%), unless otherwise specified. SD, standard deviation; IQR, interquartile range; AMA, against medical advice