TABLE 1

Patient Characteristics by Season

Winter (%), N = 84Summer (%), N = 97P
Age
 0–2 mo111<.01a
 2 mo–2 yr5433
 2–6 yr2448
 6–18 yr1218
Gender
 Male5563.70b
Comorbidity
 Present3754.03b
Chest radiograph
 Normal1521.02a
 Abnormal4032
 Equivocal2414
 Definite77
 Not performed1123
 Unknown23
Viral testingc
 Positive261<.01b
 Negative335
 Not performed4094
Location at admit
 Floor8679.27b
 IMC1421
Length of stay, avg h
5842.10d
Diagnosise
 Emergency physician
  Bacterial5257.56b
  Viral5719<.01
  Asthma2457<.01
 Hospitalistf
  Bacterial1210.73
  Viral7442<.01
  Asthma3564<.01
  • a Wilcoxon–Mann–Whitney.

  • b χ2.

  • c Rapid respiratory syncytial virus or influenza testing.

  • d t test.

  • e Column percentages can sum to >100% because patients could have >1 diagnosis.

  • f Hospitalist diagnosis at the time of admission.