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Table 3 Comparisons of triage priority levels in selected ICD-10a diagnoses of various medical severity, expressed as odds ratio with 95% confidence interval and adjusted by age*

From: A validity study of the rapid emergency Triage and treatment system for children

  ICD-10a diagnoses
  Lower vs. upper respiratory tract infection
Green (ref.)
 Yellow 1.5 (1.1–2.0)
 Orange 2.4 (1.8–3.3)
 Red 5.4 (3.7–7.9)
 P-trend   < 0.001
  Gastroenteritis vs. constipation
Green (ref.)   
Yellow 1.1 (0.7–1.8)
Orange 2.1 (1.3–3.4)
Red 4.9 (0.9–37.5)
P-trend   < 0.001
  Appendicitis vs. constipation
Green (ref.)
 Yellow 4.3 (1.9–9.7)
 Orange 5.0 (2.0–12.3)
 Red 7.0 (1.0–50.4)
 P-trend   < 0.001
  Appendicitis vs. abdominal pain
Green (ref.)
 Yellow 2.7 (1.3–5.9)
 Orange 3.6 (1.6–8.2)
 Red 6.5 (1.2–35.8)
 P-trend   < 0.001
  1. aICD-10 International classification of disease, 10th edition, *data is adjusted for age (continuous variable)