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Research Article

Antibiotic Prescriptions for Upper Respiratory Infection in the Emergency Department: A Population-Based Study

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the antibiotic group and the control group.

VariablesAntibiotic group Control group value
( )( )
No.%No.%

Male258545.431949944.800.367
Patient age (SD)46.0220.5141.7018.94<0.001
Socioeconomic status0.074
 Low280749.332089448.00
 Moderate213337.491648737.88
 High75013.18614614.12
Smoking status1252.1611182.510.104
Hypertension198034.141255728.16<0.001
CAD121120.88766917.20<0.001
Asthma126021.72833518.69<0.001
COPD91115.71470310.55<0.001
Diabetes113919.64717016.08<0.001
Charlson Comorbidity Index Score<0.001
 0143824.791410131.62
 1181231.241428132.02
 ≥2255043.971621536.36
Total costs (SD)79.6179.9446.3144.46<0.001
Unscheduled returns1212.0911502.580.024