Table 2

Clinical condition of patients

CharacteristicsFrequencyPercentages (%)
Duration of illness before PICU admission in days
 ≤6 days7122.7
 >6 days24277.7
Multiorgan dysfunction syndrome
 Yes9630.6
 No21769.4
Sources of admission
 Home3611.5
 Other facilities3711.8
 Emergency room18960.4
 Wards and operating rooms5116.3
Need for mechanical ventilation
 Yes3711.8
 No27688.2
Nutritional status, z-score
 Normal16352.1
 Moderate acute malnutrition5016
 Severe acute malnutrition10031.9
Reasons for PICU admission
 Altered mental status14546.3
 Respiratory failure8226.5
 Sepsis5918.8
 Shock5517.6
 Seizure4614.7
 Diabetic ketoacidosis247
 Acute kidney injury247
 Congestive heart failure216.7
 Haemorrhage144.5
 Trauma61.9
 Others237.3
  • PICU, paediatric intensive care unit.