TABLE 1

Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of the 1181 Children With a Positive Urine Culture According to the Presence of Pyuria

CharacteristicPyuriaa, N = 1031No Pyuria, N = 150Pb
Age (%).06
 <2 mo73 (81.1)17 (18.9)
 2–11 mo321 (87.0)48 (13.0)
 12–23 mo114 (83.8)22 (16.2)
 2–5 y242 (87.1)36 (12.9)
 6–17 y281 (91.2)27 (8.8)
Gender (%).35
 Boy120 (90.2)13 (9.8)
 Girl910 (86.9)137 (13.1)
 Missing10
Race (%).93
 White811 (87.0)121 (13.0)
 African American165 (87.8)23 (12.2)
 Other30 (85.7)5 (14.3)
 Missing221
Temperature (%).78
 <39°C666 (87.5)95 (12.5)
 ≥39°C354 (86.8)54 (13.2)
 Missing111
  • a Pyuria = ≥5 WBC/hpf or ≥10 WBC/mL3.

  • b Proportions were compared by using a χ2 test.