Table 1

Characteristics of included patients and tests

Number of children%
Females52 20746.0
Males61 40054.0
Total113 607100.0
Age group Number of tests %
 Total tests1 749 425100.0
 <1 year580 63633.2
 1–5 years439 77025.1
 6–10 years319 38718.3
 11–15 years409 63223.4
Setting
 General practice293 50616.8
 Inpatient1 232 55670.5
 Outpatient223 36312.8
Median no of tests per child* IQR
Total53–8
General practice53–8
Inpatient53–7
Outpatient42–8
  • *In children who had at least one test.