Table 1. Characteristics of the Study Population (n = 443)
CharacteristicsNo. of Patients/Total No. of PatientsPercentage
Age: 3–6 months35/4437.9
    6–12 months87/44319.6
    >12 months321/44372.5
Male sex247/44355.8
Rectal temperature ≥38.0°C135/41932.2
Ill appearance42/4369.6
Duration of illness in days1.00 (median)0 to 43 (range)