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Table 1 Background epidemiological parameters of patients issued with single dose antibiotic prophylaxis during elective orthopedic surgery

From: Cefepime versus Ceftriaxone for perioperative systemic antibiotic prophylaxis in elective orthopedic surgery at Bugando Medical Centre Mwanza, Tanzania: a randomized clinical study

Variable Ceftriaxone (Group A) N = 113 Cefepime (Group B) N = 117 p-value
Age (years)    
 Median 29 30 0.3229
 IQR 14–40 21–40
Age group    
 <21 years 40 (35.40 %) 29 (24.79 %) 0.292
 21–40 years 48 (42.48 %) 60 (51.28 %)
 41–60 years 23 (20.35 %) 24 (20.51 %)
 >60 years 2 (1.77 %) 4 (3.42 %)
Sex   
 Males 77 (68.1 %) 81 (69.2 %) 0.562
 Females 36 (31.9 %) 32 (30.8 %)
Level of education   
 Primary 56 (49.6 %) 56 (47.9 %) 0.859
 Secondary 44 (38.9 %) 48 (41.0 %)
 Tertiary 9 (8.0 %) 8 (6.8 %)
 Informal 4 (3.5 %) 5 (4.3 %)
Occupation   
 Employed 38 (33.63 %) 39 (33.33 %) 0.095
 Unemployed 35 (30.97 %) 50 (42.74 %)
 Dependant 40 (35.40 %) 28 (23.93 %)
Mode of Health Care Financing   
 Out of Pocket 90 (79.65 %) 91 (77.78 %) 0.729
 Health Insurance 23 (20.35 %) 26 (22.22 %)