Age (years)< 11–45–14< 11–45–14
Consultations per episodeb1.812.162.243.322.402.6

Incidence: mean annual incidence (in spotter practices) of a recorded diagnosis of UTI per 100 000 children in each age band. Recorded diagnosis includes first-time and recurrent episodes of UTI; it may be definite or presumptive. It may exclude consultations prior to diagnosis in children, particularly younger children, who present with ill-defined illness, and whose initial disease coding is something other than UTI. Episodes managed entirely in secondary care may also be missed.


Every time a diagnosis of UTI is made, children will have one or more consultations (e.g. initial diagnosis, follow-up).

From: 3, Background

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Urinary Tract Infection in Children: Diagnosis, Treatment and Long-term Management.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 54.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2007 Aug.
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