Table 1

Clinical signs and symptoms in 126 children with community-acquired pneumonia, in relation to age

Symptoms0–23 months
(n=34)
2–4 years
(n=39)
≥5 years
(n=53)
p ValueTotal
(n=126)
Fever >37.5°C722310.001160
Wheeze1323<0.000118
Increased respiratory rate1217410.000170
Cough3238530.2131123
CRP (>8)102739<0.000176
Lobar infiltration1118250.952454
Unilateral infiltration (multiple)58130.952426
Bilateral infiltration1813150.058746
Pleural effusion1240.88477
Sex (M)2416310.036471
  • CRP, C-reactive protein.