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Table 5 Participant characteristics associated with preference for single intravenous dose to complete antibiotic therapy on baseline and follow-up surveys

From: Patient preferences for treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections in the emergency department

Survey, Characteristic Univariate Analyses
p-value*
Multivariate Analyses Odds ratio
(95% Confidence Interval)
Multivariate Analyses
p-value
Baseline Survey
 Age 0.007 0.97 (0.98–1.00) 0.056
 Diabetes (Type 1 or 2) 0.021 0.31 (0.11–0.89) 0.029
 Employed at Time of ABSSSI 0.069 1.78 (0.682–4.63) 0.240
Follow-up Surveyǂ
 Age 0.080 0.99 (0.94–1.04) 0.678
 Charlson Comorbidity Index 0.033 0.85 (0.60–1.21) 0.359
 4-year college graduate or more 0.153 2.67 (0.86–8.33) 0.091
  1. COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
  2. *Only variables with a p-value < 0.20 on univariate analyses were carried into multivariate logistic regression. Other variables tested included patient characteristics present on ED admission (Table 2)
  3. ǂ None of the identified patient characteristics were significantly associated with preference for single intravenous dose during multivariate analyses