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Table 1 Distribution of daily ER admissions, for the diagnoses of the respiratory diseases considered in the analysis, during the study period (883 days)

From: Air pollution, aeroallergens and admissions to pediatric emergency room for respiratory reasons in Turin, northwestern Italy

Respiratory disease diagnoses total n. of admissions daily n. of admissions
Group Description ICD-IX-CM code count mean ± SD median min-max
 Upper respiratory tract infections Acute rhino pharyngitis 460 17684 18.1 ± 9.0 17 0-45
Acute pharyngitis 462
Acute tonsillitis 463
Acute laryngitis without obstruction 46400
Acute laryngitis with obstruction 46401
Acute upper respiratory infections 4658
 Lower respiratory tract infections Acute bronchitis 4660 1989 3.0 ± 3.2 2 0-20
Acute bronchiolitis other infectious agents 46619
Flu with respiratory manifestations 4871
Bronchitis 490
 Deep lung infections Viral pneumonia 4809 839 2.1 ± 2.1 2 0-8
Bacterial pneumonia 4829
Bronchopneumonia 485
Pneumonia 486
 Asthma Asthma, without status asthmatics 49390 1281 1.5 ± 1.6 1 0-7
Asthma, with status asthmatics 49391
 Total    21793 24.7 ± 11.7 23 0-80
  1. International classification of diseases, 9th edition, clinical modification (ICD-IX-CM) codes