Table 1

Patient demographic and general health status characteristics

Full cohort % (n/N)Meningoencephalitis % (n/N)Septic illness % (n/N)Other illnesses % (n/N)
Age on admission9.54±3.6510.52±3.739.50±3.509.00±3.67
Gender
 Male63 (45/71)84 (16/19)39 (7/18)65 (22/34)
 Female37 (26/71)16 (3/19)61 (11/18)35 (12/34)
Socioeconomic status (NS-SEC level)*
 Level I44 (27/61)37 (6/16)40 (6/15)50 (15/30)
 Level II26 (16/61)44 (7/16)13 (2/15)23 (7/30)
 Level III30 (18/61)19 (3/16)47 (7/15)27 (8/30)
Ethnicity
 White59 (42/71)74 (14/19)44 (8/18)59 (20/34)
 Other41 (29/71)26 (5/19)56 (10/18)41 (14/34)
Neonatal
 SCBU/NICU admission16 (11/71)26 (5/19)17 (3/18)9 (3/34)
General health*
 Chronic medical condition30 (21/70)26 (5/19)17 (3/18)39 (13/33)
Past health status (parent report)*
 Good77 (54/70)68 (13/19)94 (17/18)73 (24/33)
 Intermediate/poor23 (16/70)32 (6/19)6 (1/18)27 (9/33)
  • Values represented as mean±SD and frequency (%).

  • *Ns vary because of missing data points.

  • NICU, neonatal intensive care unit; NS-SEC, national statistics socio-economic classification; SCBU, special care baby unit.