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Table 1 Demographic characteristic and clinical presentation of children < 18 years with PSAGN at comprehensive Specialized Hospital and Mekelle Hospital Mekelle. 2013–2015 (n = 334)

From: Factors associated with treatment outcome of acute post streptococcal glomerulonephritis among patients less than 18 years in Mekelle City, Public Hospitals, North Ethiopia

Variables Category Frequency %
Age in year < 5 years 49 14.7
5–9 years 142 42.5
10–14 years 131 39.2
15–18 years 12 3.6
Sex Male 202 60.5
Female 132 39.5
Residential area Urban 76 22.8
Rural 258 77.2
Season of infection Dry 171 51.2
Rainy 163 48.8
Reasons for presentationa General body swelling 274 82
Facial swelling 60 18
Bloody urine 180 53.9
Oliguria 114 34.1
Nutritional status Well nourished 52 15.6
Under nourished 282 84.4
Duration of infection Early (< 2 weeks) 58 17.4
Late (> 2 weeks) 276 82.6
Source of infection Sore throat 181 54.2
Skin infection 110 32.9
No history of infection 43 12.9
Length of hospitalization < 2 weeks 76 22.8
> 2 weeks 258 77.2
Complicationsa Hypertension 214 64.1
Encephalopathy 56 16.8
Heart failure 78 23.4
Pulmonary edema 60 18
Renal failure 22 6.6
  1. aMore than one answer was possible