Table 1.

Characteristics of the DUTY children presenting to general practice by hospital admission status within 7 days

CharacteristicDUTY cohort (n = 6703)DUTY children not admitted to hospital (n= 6564)aDUTY children admitted to hospital (n = 139)a
Age at recruitment, months,
n (%)
<3198 (3.0)191 (2.9)7 (5.0)
3–5409 (6.1)395 (6.0)14 (10.1)
6–111065 (15.9)1041 (15.9)24 (17.3)
12–231577 (23.5)1541 (23.5)36 (25.9)
24–351263 (18.8)1248 (19.0)15 (10.8)
36–471257 (18.8)1227 (18.7)30 (21.6)
≥48934 (13.9)921 (14.0)13 (9.4)
Age, years, median (IQR)2.1 (1.0–3.4)2.1 (1.0–3.4)1.6 (0.9–3.1)
Sex, n (%)
Male3282 (49.0)3213 (48.9)69 (49.6)
Female3421 (51.0)3351 (51.1)70 (50.4)
Traffic light category, n (%)
Green383 (5.7)378 (5.8)b5 (3.4)b
Amber4204 (62.7)4154 (63.3)b50 (34.5)b
Red2116 (31.6)2026 (30.9)b90 (62.1)b
  • a Within 7 days of the GP consultation.

  • b Figures have been rounded and adjusted to comply with SAIL ‘small data’ reporting regulations. DUTY = Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children. SAIL = Secure Anonymised Information Linkage databank.