Table 2

Number of children/adolescents identified in the databases of hospitals and paediatric liaison teams from 2010 to 2014 according to gender, categories of age and disease, and hospital admissions

Gender†Hospital % (n)Paediatric liaison % (n)P value
 Female44% (9984)46% (263)
 Male56% (12 549)54% (309)
Total100% (22 533)100% (572)0.452
Age categories (years)†Hospital % (n)Paediatric liaison % (n)P value
 0<130% (6692)31% (177)
 1–428% (6243)31% (176)
 5–918% (3978)16% (94)
 10–1416% (3715)17% (97)
 15–198% (1905)5% (28)
Total100% (22 533)100% (572)0.025*
DiseasesHospital % (n)Paediatric liaison % (n)P value
 Cancer14% (3011)17% (98)
 Digestive disease4% (848)4% (24)
 Cardiovascular disease28% (6310)10% (60)
 Haematological/immunological disease6% (1391)5% (29)
 Neurological disease18% (4125)21% (121)
 Respiratory disease3% (752)5% (26)
 Urinary disease7% (1553)2% (11)
 Congenital/genetic disease8% (1810)5% (28)
 Metabolic disease4% (972)5% (27)
 Unknown8% (1761)26% (148)
Total100% (22 533)100% (572)<0.001*
DeathsHospital (n)Hospital and paediatric liaison (n)
0–19 years39013
0–11 months276Unknown
100% (22 533)100% (384)
Hospital admissionsHospital % (n)Hospital and paediatric liaison % (n)P value
Frequency of hospital admissions (median, range, mean)Once, 1–82 times, twice3 times, 1–131 times, 6 times<0.001†
Length of stay (median, range, mean)5 days, 1–306 days, 12 days20 days, 1–278 days, 33 days<0.001†
100% (22 533)100% (384)
  • *p<0.05.

  • †χ2 test.