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Table 3 FEAST Paediatric Emergency Triage (PET) score and the FEAST Paediatric Emergency Triage and Laboratory (PETaL) score

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

Factor

Coefficient (95 % CI) from univariable model

Coefficient (95 % CI) from multivariable model a

P value from multivariable model

Score value given if present

Maximum possible value for PET score

Maximum possible value for PETaL score

Axillary temperature: ≤37 °C

1.08 (0.86–1.31)

0.63 (0.38–0.87)

<0.001

1

1

1

Heart rate: <80 bpm (bradycardia)

2.46 (2.00–2.93)

1.34 (0.92–1.77)

<0.001

2

2

2

≥80 to <105 bpm

1.12 (0.57–1.68)

0.70 (0.11–1.30)

0.02

1

≥220 bpm (severe tachycardia)

1.44 (0.73–2.14)

1.34 (0.92–1.77)

<0.001

2

Capillary refill time: 2 or more seconds

0.93 (0.63–1.23)

0.53 (0.21–0.85)

0.001

1

1

1

Conscious level: prostrate

1.01 (0.58–1.46)

0.68 (0.23–1.13)

0.003

1

2

2

– coma

2.24 (1.80–2.69)

1.53 (1.06–2.00)

<0.001

2

Respiratory distress

0.93 (0.52–1.34)

0.55 (0.07–1.02)

0.02

1

1

1

Lung crepitations

0.77 (0.55–1.01)

0.60 (0.36–0.85)

<0.001

1

1

1

Severe pallor

0.90 (0.66–1.14)

0.49 (0.22–0.76)

<0.001

1

1

1

Weak pulse

1.45 (1.24–1.68)

0.73 (0.48–0.97)

<0.001

1

1

1

Weight: <6 kg

0.52 (0.02–1.03)

0.41 (–0.05–0.88)

0.08

 

6–8 kg

0.30 (–0.01–0.61)

0.21 (–0.03–0.45)

0.09

   

Deep breathing

1.17 (0.86–1.49)

0.42 (0.06–0.77)

0.02

 

Total

    

10

 

Additional laboratory values to be added if measured

      

Lactate >5 mmol/L

1.82 (1.54–2.09)

1.12 (0.79–1.46)

<0.001

2

 

2

pH <7.2

1.80 (1.51–2.08)

0.97 (0.69–1.25)

<0.001

1

 

1

Blood urea nitrogen >20 mg/dL

1.23 (0.95–1.52)

0.58 (0.26–0.90)

<0.001

1

 

1

Total (laboratory score)

     

14

  1. a Coefficient from linear predictor of multivariable cox regression model on complete cases. First section includes clinical factors only. Second section (laboratory values) adjusted for all clinical factors
  2. Note: weight and deep breathing were the least predictive factors and were therefore excluded from the score. Univariable models and multivariable model also adjusted for randomisation arm which was not included in the score