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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of FEAST dataset and validation datasets from Kilifi

From: Predicting mortality in sick African children: the FEAST Paediatric Emergency Triage (PET) Score

  FEAST (2009–2011) Kilifi High Dependency Ward (2011–2012) Kilifi General Admissions (2011–2012)
Baseline characteristics    
Number with FEAST PET score calculable (% dataset) 3125 (99 %) 1053 (99 %) 5098 (99 %)
Age (months), median (IQR) 24 (13–38) 38 (14–69) 24 (10–53)
Gender (Female, %) 1444 (46 %) 437 (42 %) 2149 (42 %)
Weight (kg) - median (IQR) 10 (9–13) 12 (8–16) 10 (7–14)
Conscious level – prostrate 1919 (61 %) 293 (28 %) 1117 (22 %)
– coma 463 (15 %) 311 (29 %) 331 (7 %)
Axillary temperature (°C), median (IQR) 38.2 (37.3–39) 37.6 (36.7–38.5) 37.6 (36.8–38.5)
History of fever (%) 3110 (99 %) 743 (71 %) 3560 (70 %)
Heart rate (beats per min), median (IQR) 169 (153–183) 140 (118–162) 144 (124–162)
Weak pulse (%) 660 (21 %) 77 (7 %) 98 (2 %)
Capillary refill time (s), median (IQR) 2 (1–3) 2 (1–2) 1 (1–2)
Temperature gradient (%) 1849 (59 %) 134 (13 %) 238 (5 %)
Respiratory rate (breaths per min), median (IQR) 58 (48–67) 40 (32–52) 38 (32–50)
Respiratory distress (%) 2585 (83 %) 288 (27 %) 1377 (27 %)
Deep breathing (%) 2019 (65 %) 211 (20 %) 369 (7 %)
Indrawing (%) 2129 (68 %) 229 (22 %) 1195 (23 %)
Lung crepitations (%) 692 (22 %) 139 (13 %) 633 (12 %)
Cough (%) 2245 (72 %) 328 (31 %) 2096 (41 %)
Severe pallor (%) 1588 (51 %) 412 (39 %) 1317 (26 %)
Convulsions (%) 455 (15 %) 359 (34 %) 1023 (20 %)
Decreased skin turgor (%) 187 (6 %) 89 (8 %) 338 (7 %)
Vomiting (%) 1603 (51 %) 348 (33 %) 1560 (31 %)
FEAST PET score, median (IQR) [range] 3 (2,4) [1, 9] 3 (1,4) [0,9] 2 (1,3) [0,9]