Table 1: Characteristics of the patients.

SexMale58
Female42

Age (years)0-118
1–333
3–922
9–1727

Dehydration characteristicVomiting41
Clinical25
Vomiting + clinical10
Referring physician7
Diarrhea6
Lack of drinking3
Diarrhea + clinical2
Outpatient nurse1
Do not know5

Parents' expectationIV fluids75
Investigation1
Do not know24

Actual treatmentIV fluids85
PO rehydration15

Past ER treatmentIV fluids24
PO fluids3
Do not remember2
No past ER refer71

May have considered PO fluidsYes50
No49
Do not know1

May have considered gavageYes18
No75
Do not know7