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To develop reference values and centile charts for respiratory rate based on age and body temperature, and to determine how well these reference values can predict the presence of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in children with fever.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Bmj

Publication Date

2012

Volume

345

Keywords

Adolescent, Age Factors, Body Temperature, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Fever, Humans, Infant, Linear Models, Male, Predictive Value of Tests, Prospective Studies, Reference Values, Respiratory Rate, Respiratory Tract Infections, Tachypnea