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Table 1 Key demographic and clinical characteristics of children with iGAS disease notified to the PAEDS Network, Australia, 1 July 2016–30 June 2018

From: Invasive group A Streptococcus disease in Australian children: 2016 to 2018 – a descriptive cohort study

  Patients (N = 181)
Number Proportion of total patients (%)a
Age in years
 < 1 year 32 17.7
 1–4 years 83 45.9
 5–9 years 42 23.2
 10–14 years 21 11.6
 15–17 years 3 1.7
Sex
 Female 74 40.9
 Male 107 59.1
Indigenous Australian ethnicity
 Yes 21 11.6
 No 159 87.8
 N/Ab 1 0.6
Country of Birth
 Australia 167 92.3
 Other 6 3.3
 N/Ab 8 4.4
Disease severity
 Not severe 107 59.1
 Severe 74 40.9
Disease outcome
 Deficit (can improve) 48 26.5
 Disability (permanent) 1 0.6
 Deficit and disability 4 2.2
 Deceased 5 2.8
 Full recovery 122 67.4
 N/Ab 1 0.6
Hospital
 QCH 43 23.8
 RCH 37 20.4
 PCH 27 14.9
 MCH 24 13.3
 CHW 23 12.7
 WCH 22 12.2
 RDH 5 2.8
  1. aDue to rounding, some totals will not add to 100.0%
  2. bN/A: Information not available
  3. QCH Queensland Children’s Hospital, Queensland; RCH Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Victoria; PCH Perth Children’s Hospital, Western Australia; MCH Monash Children’s Hospital, Victoria; CHW Children’s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales; WCH Women’s and Children’s Hospital, South Australia; RDH Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory