Table 1.

Demographic, Clinical, and Laboratory Findings in Febrile, Young Children With (Cases) and Without (Controls) Occult Bacteremia

Cases (n = 33)
Mean (95% CI)
Controls (n = 66)
Mean (95% CI)
P
Value*
Age (d)326 (243–409)326 (269–383)1.00
Gender (% male)4252 .39
Race (% white)3341 .41
Temperature (°C)40.1 (39.9–40.4)39.8 (39.6–40.0) .04
Hours of fever40 (20–59)34 (18–50) .69
Acute Illness Observation Score169 (8–11)8 (7–8) .03
Absolute band count (cells/mm3)1163 (500–1828)680 (451–909) .08
Absolute neutrophil count (cells/mm3)11644 (9415–13873)6031 (4778–7284)<.001
White blood cell count (× 109cells/L)§16.5 (13.9–19.1)11.2 (9.8–12.6)<.001
  • * T-test or χ2 method.

  • Percentage given instead of means and 95% CI.

  • n = 22 for cases and n = 46 for controls.

  • § n = 25 for cases and n = 57 for controls.