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Table 3 Comparison of clinical features between the intussusception and non-intussusception groups

From: Point-of-care ultrasound may be useful for detecting pediatric intussusception at an early stage

 Intussusception group (n = 70)Non-intussusception group (n = 505)P
Age, mean ± SD, months25.6 ± 16.825.5 ± 15.80.966
Sex, male, n (%)41/70 (58.6%)256/505 (50.7%)0.216
Time of ED visit
 Night-time (7 pm − 8 am)36/70 (51.4%)311/505 (61.6%)0.104
 Day-time (8 am−7 pm)34/70 (48.6%)194/505 (38.4%) 
Previous ED visit within 24 h7/70 (10%)25/505 (5%)0.084
Duration of symptoms, mean ± SD, hours11.7 ± 15.69.7 ± 12.90.238
Abdominal pain/irritability65/70 (92.9%)438/505 (86.7%)0.147
 Intermittent41/70 (58.6%)171/505 (33.9%)< 0.001
 Nonspecific24/70 (34.3%)267/505 (52.9%)0.004
Bloody stool15/70 (21.4%)73/505 (14.5%)0.129
Abdominal mass/distension10/70 (14.3%)64/505 (12.7%)0.706
Vomiting26/70 (37.1%)294/505 (58.2%)0.001
Lethargy5/70 (7.1%)51/505 (10.1%)0.434
Fever13/70 (18.6%)101/505 (20.0%)0.779
Loose stool10/70 (14.3%)106/505 (21.0%)0.190
  1. SD Standard deviation, ED Emergency department