Table 4

Inpatient admissions to GOS for children with AIDS for 30 children followed up between AIDS and death

AIDS indicator
disease (n)
Median age in months at AIDS diagnosis (range)Median age in months at death (range)Hospital admissions
per child per month
with AIDS
Hospital days (PICU4-152 days) per child per month with AIDSDied
In hospitalAt home
P carinii pneumonia (11)4-150 5  (2–8)11  (3–27)0.58.3  (1.4)82
Severe LIP/bacterial infections (4)38.5 (3–88)59.5 (17–198)0.22 (0)22
Other (13)22 (5–94)62 (12–112)0.23.4 (0.07)112
Total (28)4-151 8 (2–94)31 (3–198)0.263.9 (0.3)216
  • 4-150 Data on hospital admissions not available for two children.

  • 4-151 Does not include two children whose notes were lost and two more children who died without AIDS diagnosis (one cot death at home at 6 months; one first bacterial meningitis infection at 13 months).

  • 4-152 PICU = paediatric intensive care unit.