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Table 1 Demographics of patients diagnosed with spinal epidural abscess in a retrospective cohort study at Oregon Health & Science University, 2015–2018

From: Time-to-completed-imaging, survival and function in patients with spinal epidural abscess: Description of a series of 34 patients, 2015–2018

 Plegia or death (n = 7)No plegia or death (n = 27)
Age55.1 (16.2)49.2 (15.5)
Sex
 Female3 (42.9)10 (37.0)
Race
 White5 (71.4)23(85.2)
 African-American02 (7.4)
 Asian1 (14.3)0
 American Indian/Alaska Native00
 Other/declined1 (14.3)2 (7.4)
Insured
 Any Medicare5 (71.4)24 (88.9)
 Any Medicaid3 (42.9)8 (29.6)
 Private Insurance1 (14.3)2 (7.4)
 No Insurance01 (3.7)
 Military Insurance07 (25.9)
Fever in first 24 h4 (57.1)17 (63.0)
Back or neck pain in first 24 h723 (85.2)
Paresthesia, focal weakness or abnormal neuro exam in first 24 h6 (85.7)18 (66.7)
Intravenous drug use2 (28.6)18 (66.7)
Alcohol use disorder2 (28.6)4 (14.8)
Seen by healthcare facility in 72 h prior to presentation2 (28.6)7 (25.9)
Left against medical advice in previous 72 h1 (14.3)1 (3.7)
HIV/AIDS01 (3.7)
Homeless1 (14.3)7 (25.9)
Diabetes36
On dialysis01
Chronic Kidney Disease12
Active malignancy01
  1. *values shown are n(%) or mean (SD)
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