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Table 1 Characteristics of nursing home antibiotic prescriptions by infection type and location

From: Comparing appropriateness of antibiotics for nursing home residents by setting of prescription initiation: a cross-sectional analysis

  Overall
(n = 735)
NH
(n = 640)
ED
(n = 34)
Clinic
(n = 61)
P-Value*
n % n % n % n %  
Mean Age, (SD) 84.8 ± 9.9 85.2 ± 9.9 83.5 ± 10.4 81.1 ± 9.8 0.006
Female 523 71.2 459 71.7 25 73.5 39 63.9 0.491
Lower Respiratory Tract 195 26.5 181 28.3 7 20.6 7 11.5 0.013
Skin and Soft Tissue 175 23.8 135 21.1 12 35.3 28 45.9 < 0.001
Urinary Tract 365 49.7 324 50.6 15 44.1 26 42.6 0.394
Sepsis Criteria Met 109 14.8 99 15.5 5 14.7 5 8.2 0.327
  1. NH, Nursing Home; ED, Emergency Department
  2. *p-value tests for independence between covariate and location of antibiotic initiation
  3. Significant at p < .05
  4. Significant at p < .001