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Table 1 General characteristics of admitted patients aged > 28 days to 15 years from January–December 2015

From: Antibiotic use on paediatric inpatients in a teaching hospital in the Gambia, a retrospective study

Variable Categories Frequency
Total admissions   n = 917, %
 Age Under 5 630, 68.7%
Over 5 287, 31.3%
Patients treated with antibiotic   n = 496, %
 Sex Male 302, 61.1%
Female 192, 38.9%
 Type of clinical diagnosis* Infectious disease diagnosis 398, 80.2%
Non-infectious disease diagnosis 300, 60.5%
Both Infectious disease and non-infectious disease diagnosis 202, 40.7%
 Age Under 5 366, 73.8%
Over 5 130, 26.2%
 Length of hospital stay <=7 days 264, 53.2%
8–14 days 150, 30.2%
> 14 days 82, 16.5%
 Duration of antibiotic treatment <=7 days 361, 72.8%
7–14 days 100, 20.2%
> 14 days 35, 7.1%
  1. *not mutually exclusive, based on admission diagnosis