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Sex differences in mortality among critically ill children in Pakistan
  1. Marion Campbell
  1. Emergency Department, Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Marion Campbell, Emergency Department, Haimyres Hospital, East Kilbride, G75 8RG, UK; mmfcampbell{at}

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I read with interest the article on the outcomes of critically ill children in Pakistan.1 There are two surprising findings that the authors did not discuss. First, only 37% of the attending children were female. Second, 59% of all deaths were female. One can calculate the male death rate (8.2%) …

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