TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics, Medical History, and Clinical Presentation of Children With Bronchiolitis Receiving Intensive Care

CharacteristicPercentage (95% CI) Among All Children (n = 342)Median (Range) Value of Percentages Among All Sites (n = 16)
Age, moa2.6 (1.2–7.3)2.8 (1.1–9.5)
Male59 (53–64)58 (30–76)
White race66 (61–71)71 (23–100)
Hispanic35 (29–40)26 (0–100)
Insurance
 Private36 (31–41)33 (0–82)
 Public58 (53–63)64 (12–100)
 None6 (3–8)5 (0–16)
Prematureb29 (24–33)27 (13–50)
Parental asthma29 (24–33)27 (0–47)
Major relevant comorbid disorder21 (17–26)20 (0–40)
Feverc33 (27–38)31 (0–73)
RSV70 (66–75)71 (50–100)
HRV26 (21–30)25 (10–48)
Apnea at preadmission visit20 (16–25)18 (0–42)
RDSSd4.9 (4.7–5.1)5.1 (3.2–6.3)
  • HRV, human rhinovirus; RSV, respiratory syncytial virus.

  • a Median (interquartile range).

  • b Defined as gestational age <37 weeks.

  • c Defined as temperature ≥100.4°F.

  • d Mean (95% CI).