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Table 1 Patients’ main characteristics (gender, age, weight) and preoperative data (wound class, type of procedure) pre- and post-intervention periods

From: Effects of an antimicrobial stewardship intervention on perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in pediatrics

Patient’s characteristics Pre-intervention (n = 394) Post-intervention (n = 372)
Gender
 Male 122 (31%) 111 (29%)
 Female 272 (69%) 267 (70%)
Median age (min-max) 5 (0–17) 5 (0–17)
Body weight (kg) 20 (2.3–74) 19 (2.1–72)
Wound class
 Clean (C) 300 (76.1%) 301 (80.9%)
 Clean contaminated (CC) 63 (16%) 52 (14%)
 Contaminated (CO) 31 (7.9%) 19 (5.1%)
 Dirty-infected (D) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Type of procedure
 Appendectomy 24 (6.1%) 21 (5.7%)
 Gastrointestinal/liver-biliary tract 42 (10.7%) 31 (8.3%)
 Head and neck 53 (13.5%) 71 (19.1%)
 Inguinal/scrotum 69 (17.5%) 57 (15.3%)
 Pediatric Gynaecology 6 (1.5%) 9 (2.4%)
 Skin/soft tissue 44 (11.2%) 30 (8.1%)
 Umbilical hernia/abdominal wall hernia 75 (19%) 74 (19.9%)
 Thoracic 16 (4%) 28 (7.5%)
 Urologic 17 (4.2%) 12 (3.2%)
 Other 49 (12.3%) 39 (10.5%)