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Table 3 NSW hospital admissions that include ICU 2010–2013: principal admission diagnosis by child age and hospital type

From: Pediatric admissions that include intensive care: a population-based study

  PICU hospitals Non-PICU hospitals
Age Reason for admission n (%) Reason for admission n (%)
> 28 days to < 12 months 1. respiratory 869 (37.9) 1. respiratory 20 (47.6)
2. congenital anomaly 760 (33.1) 2. other (perinatal-related) 7 (16.7)
3. other infectious 115 (5.0) 3 injury 5 (11.9)
4. neoplasm 76 (3.3) 4. congenital anomaly a (4.8)
5. neurological 69 (3.0) 5. other infectious a (4.8)
≥1 year to < 5 years 1. respiratory 672 (28.6) 1.respiratory 38 (40.4)
2. congenital anomaly 509 (21.7) 2. injury 18 (19.2)
3. neurological 253 (10.8) 3 neurological 14 (14.9)
4. injury 211 (9.0) 4. endocrine disorders 9 (9.6)
5. neoplasm 207 (8.8) 5. circulatory a (3.2)
≥5 years to < 16 years 1.respiratory 471 (19.5) 1. injury 114 (33.9)
2. congenital anomaly 330 (13.7) 2. endocrine disorders 68 (20.2)
3. neurological 275 (11.4) 3 respiratory 63 (18.8)
4. neoplasm 251 (10.4) 4. circulatory 15 (4.5)
5. injury 235 (9.7) 5. neurological 15 (4.5)
  1. acell size < 5 admissions