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Table 1 Causes of readmission post initial admission for severe anaemia

From: Incidence and predictors of hospital readmission in children presenting with severe anaemia in Uganda and Malawi: a secondary analysis of TRACT trial data

  Number (% of all readmissions)
  Blantyre Mulago Soroti Mbale Total
Total readmissions 79 (100%) 174 (100%) 281 (100%) 387 (100%) 921 (100%)
Anaemia readmissions 55 (70%) 89 (51%) 165 (59%) 300 (78%) 609 (66%)
Haemoglobinuria/DUS readmissions 0 (0%) 8 (5%) 87 (31%) 125 (32%) 220 (24%)
Malaria readmissions 28 (35%) 31 (18%) 94 (33%) 129 (33%) 282 (31%)
Other infection readmissions: 20 (25%) 64 (37%) 26 (9%) 181 (47%) 291 (32%)
 Sepsis 13 (16%) 29 (17%) 1 (0%) 153 (40%) 196 (21%)
 Non-specific infection (fever) 0 (0%) 3 (2%) 0 (0%) 4 (1%) 7 (1%)
 Respiratory 6 (8%) 20 (11%) 17 (6%) 32 (8%) 75 (8%)
 Tuberculosis 0 (0%) 2 (1%) 0 (0%) 1 (0%) 3 (0%)
 Gastrointestinal 1 (1%) 12 (7%) 3 (1%) 13 (3%) 29 (3%)
 Bone infection 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 3 (1%) 1 (0%) 5 (1%)
 Other 0 (0%) 5 (3%) 5 (2%) 1 (0%) 11 (1%)
Other non-infection readmissions: 10 (13%) 56 (32%) 39 (14%) 29 (7%) 134 (15%)
 Sickle cell crisis 2 (3%) 24 (14%) 35 (12%) 11 (3%) 72 (8%)
 Malignancy 7 (9%) 4 (2%) 2 (1%) 3 (1%) 16 (2%)
 CNS 0 (0%) 2 (1%) 4 (1%) 2 (1%) 8 (1%)
 Other 1 (1%) 27 (16%) 1 (0%) 11 (3%) 40 (4%)
  1. Note: each readmission could have multiple causes and children could have multiple readmissions
  2. There were 53/455 (12%) children with readmissions in Blantyre, 136/912 (15%) in Mulago, 215/1046 (21%) in Soroti and 278/1481 (19%) in Mbale