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Table 4 The most common disease states cited by survey respondents

From: A survey on the resources and practices in pediatric critical care of resource-rich and resource-limited countries

Disease statea Developed country (n = 34) Developing country (n = 39) P value
Toxins 11.76 (4) 12.82 (5) .89
Newborn illness 41.18 (14) 30.77 (12) .35
Tuberculosis 0 (0) 28.21 (11) <.001
Malaria 0 (0) 10.26 (4) .05
HIV infection 0 (0) 10.26 (4) .05
Rheumatic heart disease 0 (0) 7.69 (3) .10
Congenital heart disease 44.12 (15) 43.59 (17) .96
Nutritional disease .05 (0) 35.90 (14) <.001
Cancer 35.29 (12) 17.95 (7) .09
Respiratory disease 88.24 (30) 87.18 (34) .89
Elective operation 64.71 (22) 33.33 (13) .007
Emergency operation 47.06 (16) 30.77 (12) .15
Renal failure 26.47 (9) 17.95 (7) .38
Diabetes mellitus 23.53 (8) 7.69 (3) .06
Status epilepticus 23.53 (8) 12.82 (5) .23
Sepsis 26.47 (9) 20.51 (8) .55
Meningitis 11.76 (4) 23.08 (9) .21
  1. HIV human immunodeficiency virus
  2. aPercentage of respondents in the group who answered very common to the particular disease or syndrome