Table 1 : Demographic Characteristics of the Study population (N= 126).


Patient Characteristics n (%)

Age
26 (21)
1-5 yr 92 (73)
>5 yr 8 (6.3)
Male 87 (70)
History of wheezing 60 (48)

Triage temperature    
>101°F 14 (11)
<101°F 61 (48)

Pulmonary Score Index (PSI)
0-3 (mild) 13 (10)
4-6 (moderate) 89 (71)
>6 (severe) 24 (19)
Admission in PICU 13
Admission in ward 11

Triage oxygen saturation
<92% 17 (13)
>92% 109 (87)
Localised chest findings 13 (10)
Children who had CXR 115 (91)

Children who had previous CXR
Once 52 (41)
Multiple 8 (6)
Radiographic pneumonia 10 (8)

Muthukrishnan et al.Pulmonology and Respiratory Research  2013 1:1DOI : 10.7243/2053-6739-1-1