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Table 5 Characteristics of patients diagnosed with child abuse related diagnoses in each period

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

Variable Pre-DORSCON Orange (1) N = 18,016 Post-DORSCON Orange (2)
N = 17,698
During Lockdown (3)
N = 8743
Post Lockdown (4)
N = 13,910
p-value (pairwise comparisons)
      (2) vs (1) (3) vs (2) (4) vs (3)
Total number (%) 36 (0.2) 67 (0.4) 44 (0.5) 79 (0.6) 0.002 0.140 0.519
Age of child in years, mean (SD) 8.0 (4.7) 7.0 (4.3) 6.9 (4.2) 7.7 (4.4) 0.309 0.884 0.323
Males (%) 17 (47.2) 35 (52.2) 36 (81.8) 44 (55.7) 0.627 0.002 0.004
Hospital LOS in days, mean (SD) 6.6 (5.8) 5.6 (5.3) 8.4 (6.6) 6.1 (5.5) 0.376† 0.141† 0.485†
Hospital LOS in days, median (IQR) 5.5 (3.0–8.0) 3.0 (1.0–9.0) 7.0 (2.0–13.0) 4.0 (3.0–7.0) 0.892 0.492 0.900
  1. LOS Length of stay
  2. p-values from log-transformed analysis of LOS