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Table 3 Mean number of patients seen in the ED by diagnostic codes, per day

From: Impact of COVID-19 on pediatric emergencies and hospitalizations in Singapore

Mean number seen in the ED, per day (SD) Pre-DORSCON Orange (1) Post-DORSCON Orange (2) During Lockdown (3) Post Lockdown (4) % change in mean number per day
(95% CI)
      (2) vs (1) (3) vs (2) (4) vs (3)
Total number of patients 487 (70) 295 (38) 156 (20) 205 (25) −39.4 (−42.7, − 36.0) −47.1 (− 49.5, − 44.5) + 31.0 (+ 25.5, + 36.8)
Infection-related Diagnosis
Respiratory Tract Infections (all) 186 (36) 95 (22) 22 (11) 17 (6) −48.7 (−53.0, − 44.0) −76.5 (− 79.2, − 73.4) −23.0 (− 33.4, − 11.0)
Upper respiratory 136 (31) 58 (16) 13 (7) 13 (5) −57.3 (− 61.5, − 52.6) −77.3 (− 80.1, − 74.1) 0 (−13.5, + 15.7)
Lower respiratory 50 (10) 37 (11) 9 (6) 4 (3) −25.3 (− 32.3, − 17.5) −75.1 (− 78.6, − 71.1) −55.7 (− 64.6, − 44.7)
Gastroenteritis 27 (8) 12 (4) 8 (3) 11 (4) −56.1 (− 61.2, − 50.3) −37.1 (− 44.9, − 28.3) + 44.7 (+ 27.3, + 64.4)
Hand Foot Mouth Disease 5 (3) 2 (2) 0.3 (0.6) 0.4 (0.6) −66.4 (− 74.3, − 56.2) −86.4 (− 92.4, − 75.5) + 41.2 (− 30.1, + 185.0)
Trauma-related diagnosis 71 (12) 63 (13) 42 (7) 53 (9) −11.1 (− 17.7, − 4.0) − 32.5 (− 37.0, − 27.7) + 23.9 (+ 16.6, + 31.6)
  1. SD standard deviation; 95%CI = 95% confidence interval