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Table 1 All cause and asthma related paediatric inpatient admissions and emergency department attendances in children aged 2–17 years across Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network in pre-pandemic (2015–2019) and pandemic periods (2020–2021)

From: Impact of lockdowns on paediatric asthma hospital presentations over three waves of COVID-19 pandemic

Year of presentation
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2015–2019 2020 2021 (up to 31st August
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Any diagnosis
 2–17 years (Total) 96,431 100 97,961 100 98,091 100 95,439 100 104,940 100 492,863 100 93,818 100 69,703 100
 2–5 years 40,860 42.37 41,431 42.29 40,230 41.01 38,909 40.76 43,269 41.23 204,700 41.53 36,490 38.89 28,675 41.3
 6–12 years 39,202 40.65 39,737 40.56 40,325 41.10 38,903 40.76 42,596 40.59 200,763 40.73 37,469 39.94 26,785 38.42
 13–17 years 16,369 16.97 16,793 17.14 17,536 17.87 17,627 18.46 19,075 18.17 87,400 17.73 19,859 21.17 14,243 20.04
Asthma hospital presentations
 2–17 years (Total) 3078 3.19 2665 2.72 2540 2.58 2295 2.40 2582 2.46 13,160 2.67 1912 2.03 1452 2.08
 2–5 years 1640 53.28 1262 47.35 967 38.07 878 38.25 848 32.84 5595 42.51 601 31.43 440 30.30
 6–12 years 1238 40.22 1158 43.45 1234 48.58 1062 46.27 1262 48.87 5954 45.24 977 51.09 737 50.75
 13–17 years 200 6.49 245 9.19 339 13.34 355 15.46 472 18.28 1611 12.24 334 17.46 275 18.93