Table 2.

Risk of Critical Illness in Population Groups

GroupNumber of Patients Admitted/YearPopulation Size*RR (95% CI) (Compared With Previously Healthy)
Previously healthy136387 0401
Chronic conditions9784 9603.3 (2.5–4.2)
 Technology-assisted29222373 (330–422)
 Not technology- assisted6884 7382.3 (1.7–3.0)
  • * Total pediatric population of the region is 472 000.5 Of these, 18% are assumed to have a chronic condition, and 82% were considered to have been previously healthy.1 The technology-assisted subgroup is assumed include 4.7 per 10 000 children.4,5