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Table 3 Frequency of respiratory illnesses by age groups

From: Pattern of respiratory diseases in children presenting to the paediatric emergency unit of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu: a case series report

Respiratory disease Age group (years) Missing age Total n (100%)
0 to <5 n (%) ≥ 5 to < 10 n (%) ≥10 n (%)
Acute bronchial asthma 289 (47.5) 175 (27.8) 135 (22.2) 9 (1.5) 608
Acute chest syndrome 4 (30.8) 3 (23.1) 6 (46.1) 0 (0.0) 13
Acute epiglottitis 1(100.0) 0(0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1
Acute otitis media 45(83.3) 5(9.3) 3 (5.6) 1 (1.8) 54
Adenotonsilitis 60 (65.2) 22(24.0) 5 (5.4) 5 (5.4) 92
Bronchiectasis 0 (0.0) 0(0.0) 1(100.0) 0 (0.0) 1
Bronchiolitis 220 (98.7) 3(1.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 223
Choanal atresia 1 (100.0) 0(0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1
Croup 10 (90.9) 1 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 11
Epistaxis 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2
Foreign body inhalation (non-hydrocarbon) 45(76.3) 8 (13.5) 1 (1.7) 5 (8.5) 59
Laryngomalacia 7(100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 7
Meconium aspiration 1(100.0) 0(0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1
Nasal polyp 1 (50.0) 1(50.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2
Parotitis 3 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 3
Pertussis 5 (83.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1(16.7) 6
Pneumonia 656 (87.1) 52 (6.9) 41(5.4) 4 (0.6) 753
Pulmonary tuberculosis 13 (48.2) 5 (18.5) 9 (33.3) 0 (0.0) 27
Hydrocarbon aspiration 23 (92.0) 2 (8.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 25
Rhinosinusitis 279 (86.1) 26 (8.0) 12 (3.7) 7 (2.2) 323
Traumatic ottorhea 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1
Total 1665 (75.2) 304 (13.7) 213 (9.6) 32 (1.5) 2214