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Table 1 Characteristics of children at presentation by randomisation arm

From: Should all acutely ill children in primary care be tested with point-of-care CRP: a cluster randomised trial

  CRP in all children (n = 1730) CRP only in children at clinical risk (n = 1417) P value
n % or IQR n % or IQR
Male 942 53.4 % 735 51.9 % 0.36
Age (median) 3.6 1.6–8 2.7 1.3–5.5 < 0.0001
Fever ≥ 38 °C 961 85.7 % 949 87.6 % 0.19
Duration of fever 2 1–2 2 1–2 0.99
Diarrhoea or vomiting 409 24.2 % 347 25.0 % 0.61
Breathlessness 99 6.0 % 65 4.7 % 0.13
Body temperature ≥ 40 °C 119 7.6 % 120 9.5 % 0.09
Diarrhoea and 12–30 Months 75 4.4 % 77 5.6 % 0.15
Clinician concern 192 11.6 % 148 10.8 % 0.48
  1. CRP point-of-care CRP testing, IQR interquartile range