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Research Article

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

Table 2

Baseline characteristics of the propensity score-matched subcohort.

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

Male255645.46246143.770.072
Patient age (SD)45.8620.4545.6920.370.648
Socioeconomic status0.247
 Low276349.14282550.24
 Moderate211237.56210537.44
 High74813.369312.32
Smoking status1222.131021.780.177
Hypertension194934.00198434.610.491
CAD118020.58114119.900.365
Asthma122121.30126422.050.330
COPD87415.2588915.510.700
Diabetes111119.38117920.570.112
Charlson Comorbidity Index Score0.948
 0143825.08143525.03
 1179831.36181431.64
 ≥2249743.55248443.33
Total costs (SD)78.7075.9649.6746.28<0.001
Unscheduled returns1212.111522.650.058