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Table 1 General characteristics of the patients among the study hospitals by medical and surgical admissions

From: Comparative point prevalence survey of antimicrobial consumption between a hospital in Northern Ireland and a hospital in Jordan

  Medical Surgical
Characteristics Antrim Area Hospital (n (%) of the patients) Specialty Hospital (n (%) of the patients) p value Antrim Area Hospital (n (%) of the patients) Specialty Hospital (n (%) of the patients) p value
Number of treated patients 165 44   34 41  
Age of patients (mean) 70.1 47.6 < 0.001 65.0 43.5 < 0.001
Gender
 - Male 83 (50.3) 29 (65.9) 0.065 12 (35.3) 28 (68.3) 0.004
 - Female 82 (49.7) 15 (34.1)   22 (64.7) 13 (31.7)  
Number of prescribed antibioticsa 239 65   66 56  
Diagnosis site
 - Central nervous system 4 (2.4) 3 (6.8) 0.112 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0.036
 - Eye 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)   0 (0.0) 1 (2.4)  
 - Otolaryngology 4 (2.4) 1 (2.3)   0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
 - Respiratory 78 (47.3) 15 (34.1)   2 (5.9) 3 (7.3)  
 - Cardiovascular 0 (0.0) 1 (2.3)   0 (0.0) 4 (9.8)  
 - Gastrointestinal tract 8 (4.8) 6 (13.6)   20 (58.8) 12 (29.3)  
 - Skin, soft tissue, bone, and joint 14 (8.5) 6 (13.6)   3 (8.8) 14 (34.1)  
 - Urinary tract 21 (12.7) 6 (13.6)   4 (11.8) 4 (9.8)  
 - Genito-urinary and obstetrics 10 (6.1) 1 (2.3)   4 (11.8) 2 (4.9)  
 - Undefined site 23 (13.9) 5 (11.4)   1 (2.9) 0 (0.0)  
 - Neonatal 3 (1.8) 0 (0.0)   0 (0.0) 1 (2.4)  
  1. aSome patients were prescribed more than one antibiotic