Table 3

 Association of other features of cardiorespiratory compromise in children with delayed capillary refill

Triage severity signs (SS)Number with SS (%)Fatality with SS (%)Proportion of deaths with SS (%)LR for SS alone to predict death (95% CI)Number with SS and dCRT >3 s (%)LR for SS and dCRT to predict death (95% CI)
*By pulse oximetry.
†Sunken eyes or decreased skin turgor.
Hypothermia (<36°C)142/4196 (3.4)22 (16)22/188 (12)3.8 (2.4 to 5.9)32/142 (23)3.3 (1.7 to 6.5)
Tachycardia >160 beats/min1942/3742 (48)57 (3)57/165 (4)0.6 (0.4 to 0.78)121/1800 (7)0.6 (0.3 to 1.2)
Weak pulse volume28/1058 (2.6)9 (32)9/22 (18)11.0 (5.3 to 23)8/28 (29)6.5 (2 to 21)
Temperature gradient42/1058 (4.0)5 (12)5/42 (12)3.5 (1.4 to 8.8)14/42 (40)1.8 (0.5 to 6.1)
Tachypnoea >60 breaths/min585/4196 (14)34 (6)34/186 (18)1.3 (0.9 to 1.9)54/585 (9)1.4 (0.7 to 2.9)
Hypoxia (⩽90%)*312/3880 (8)43 (14)43/169 (25)4.0 (2.8 to 5.6)34/312 (11)3.0 (1.4 to 6.3)
Indrawing676/4213 (16)54 (8)54/189 (29)2.1 (1.5 to 2.8)73/676 (11)2.6 (1.5 to 4.8)
Deep breathing204/4213 (5)53 (26)53/189 (28)7.7 (5.6 to 10-6)65/204 (32)4.8 (2.6 to 8.6)
Severe dehydration†506/4213 (12)79 (16)79/189 (42)5.4 (4.0 to 7.2)92/506 (18)3.1 (1.7 to 5.5)
Conscious level
    Normal2811/4213 (67)57 (2)57/189 (30)0.21 (0.2 to 0.3)150/2811 (5)0.3 (0.1 to 0.6)
    Lethargic967/4213 (23)63 (7)63/189 (33)3.29 (2.3 to 4.7)113/967 (12)2.5 (1.1 to 5.9)
    Prostrate178/4213 (4)26 (15)26/189 (14)7.42 (4.7 to 11.8)36/178 (20)5.2 (2.1 to 13.1)
    Unconscious257/4213 (6)43 (17)43/189 (23)8.47 (5.7 to 12.6)50/257 (20)4.3 (1.7 to 10.3)