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Table 1 Characteristics of 166 inpatients with virologically confirmed influenza infection of the Department of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria, from November 2017 to March 2018

From: A severe influenza season in Austria and its impact on the paediatric population: mortality and hospital admission rates, november 2017 - march 2018

Number of patients166
Age: median (IQR)2 years (1–5)
Gender (male)94 (57%)
Subtype - A112 (68%)
Subtype - B49 (30%)
Subtype - A + B2 (1%)
not known3 (2%)
Hospital stay: median (IQR)2 days (2–4)
Paediatric intensive care unit (PICU)9 (5%)
Hospital stay on PICU: median (IQR)6 days (3–8)
Antibiotics on PICU8 (89% of PICU patients)
Invasive ventilation2 (1%)
Non-invasive ventilation2 (1%)
Oxygen therapy10 (6%)
Max. CRP (mg/l): median (IQR)8.2 (2.95–21.20)
Leukocytes (G/l): median (IQR)7.3 (5.4–10.6)
Antibiotics before admission16 (10%)
Antibiotics on ward38 (24%)
Deaths1 (1%)
Vaccinated1 out of 166
  1. CRP C-reactive protein, IQR interquartile range
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