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Table 1 Monthly medical resource use, missed school and childcare, and missed parent/carer work (N = 85 children)

From: Health-resource use and quality of life in children with bronchiectasis: a multi-center pilot cohort study

  Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6 Month 7 Month 8 Month 9 Month 10 Month 11 Month 12 TOTAL Per 100 child-mths
Number of follow-ups completed 82 84 82 83 80 80 79 78 78 78 75 72 951 N/A
Saw GP
 For bronchiectasis 7 7 8 11 10 14 11 13 9 12 8 8 118 12.4
 For other reason 4 8 6 7 5 3 6 8 6 2 3 7 65 6.8
Saw ED
 For bronchiectasis 5 3 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 17 1.8
 For other reason 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 9 1.0
Saw specialist
 For bronchiectasis 11 7 12 14 15 14 9 12 12 14 13 14 147 15.5
 For other reason 6 10 9 7 5 10 8 8 7 6 7 6 89 9.4
Had medications for any reason 51 47 48 53 51 52 48 52 46 48 43 40 579 60.9
Had antibiotics for any reason 37 34 35 40 37 39 36 42 36 37 35 29 437 46.0
Had inhaled corticosteroids for any reason 9 13 11 15 11 12 12) 11 12 9 6 8 129 13.6
Missed school/ childcare 21 17 15 20 22 26 18 22 19 21 20 16 237 24.9
Primary carer missed work 10 9 9 6 5 10 8 10 13 9 11 10 110 11.6a
Secondary carer missed work 4 4 5 2 2 4 1 2 3 3 2 1 33 3.5a
Median days missed school/ childcare (IQR) 3 (2–7) 3 (2–5) 4 (2–7) 3 (2–5.5) 3 (2–5) 4 (2.5–7) 3 (1–5) 2.5 (1–4) 4 (1–5) 3 (2–5.5) 3 (1–5) 3.5 (1.5–5.5) 948 12.0/child-year
Median days primary carer missed work (IQR) 2.5 (1.5–4) 2 (1–13) 3 (1.5–7.5) 2 (1.25–2) 2 (2–3) 3 (1.5–4) 1 (1–4) 1.5 (1–2.5) 2 (1–3) 3 (1–4) 2 (1–2.5) 2.5 (1.5–3) 278 3.5 /child-yeara
Median days secondary carer missed work (IQR) 1 (1–1) 3 (3–3) 1 (1–1) 1 (0–2) 1 (1–1) 1 (0–1) 1 (1–1) 1.5 (1–2) 4 (1–7) 2 (1–2) 1 (1–1) 2 (2–2) 37 0.5/child-yeara
  1. aOnly applies to parents/guardians who were in paid employment
  2. Abbreviations ED Emergency Department, GP general practitioner, IQR interquartile range, N/A not applicable