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Table 1 Baseline data of patients (n = 5538)

From: Cross-sectional study on the drug utilization and evaluation indicator of antibiotics used in pediatric population

Variable Number (n) Proportion (%)
Gender
 male 3287 59.35
 female 2251 40.65
Age
 Newborn 1458 26.33
 Baby 781 14.10
 Toddler 1712 30.91
 Preschool 570 10.29
 School age 1017 18.37
Department
 Respiratory blood endocrine 1913 34.54
 Newborn 1564 28.25
 Kidney rheumatism digestion cardiovascular 1457 26.31
 Neurorehabilitation 451 8.14
 ICU 153 2.76
Length of stay
 0~10 4411 79.65
 11~20 766 13.83
 21~30 141 2.55
 31~60 185 3.34
 >60 35 0.63
Type of infection
 Lower respiratory tract 3849 41.60
 Blood 1693 18.30
 Upper respiratory tract 1147 12.39
 Gastrointestinal tract 799 8.63
 Other 755 8.16
 Central nervous system 369 3.99
 Skin 254 2.74
 Cardiovascular system 159 1.72
 Urinary tract 144 1.56
 Oral 84 0.91
Irrational prescriptions
 No obvious indications 674 72.16
 Contraindications or adverse reactions 149 15.95
 Unsuitable drug selection 95 10.17
 Improper usage and dosage 12 1.29
 Improper dosage form or route 4 0.43
  1. Note: The ICU stands for Intensive Care Unit