The University of Colorado scientists found that:
> Young babies and young adults were the most likely to be admitted to hospital
> Kids that ended up needing breathing and/or critical support often had these underlying conditions:
– Asthma, Diabetes, and/or Obesity
> One-third of the children in the study who had gastrointestinal comorbidities needed a gastrostomy or jejunostomy tube
> An elevated C-Reactive Protein Test was a clear risk factor for children needing critical care
> The scientists also found that a history of sleep apnea could be a risk factor for critical care, but more research was needed to explore that connection more fully.