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Table 1 Drug use according to selected characteristics in children hospitalized with congenital and acquired heart diseases (n = 853)

From: Drug use in children hospitalized with cardio-rheumatologic diseases in Andijan, Uzbekistan: a cross-sectional descriptive study

Characteristics Irrational drug use
Yes No Total
Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Gender    
 Male 274 (58.2) 197 (41.8) 471 (100)
 Female 221 (57.9) 161 (42.1) 382 (100)
Residence    
 Urban 88 (54.7) 73 (45.3) 161 (100)
 Rural 407 (58.8) 285 (41.2) 692 (100)
Age (years)    
  ≤ 1 136 (76.8) 41 (23.2) 177 (100)
 2–3 110 (67.1) 54 (32.9) 164 (100)
 4–6 100 (50.8) 97 (49.2) 197 (100)
 7–11 95 (52.5) 86 (47.5) 181 (100)
 12–15 54 (40.3) 80 (59.7) 134 (100)
Length of hospitalization (days)    
 1–7 205 (50.5) 201 (49.5) 406 (100)
  ≥ 8 290 (64.9) 157 (35.1) 447 (100)
Diagnosis    
Congenital heart diseases treated by surgery + drug therapy    
 Yes 81 (53.6) 70 (46.4) 151 (100)
 No 414 (59.0) 288 (41.0) 702 (100)
Congenital heart diseases treated only by drug therapy    
 Yes 331 (66.9) 164 (33.1) 495 (100)
 No 164 (45.8) 194 (54.2) 358 (100)
Acquired cardiovascular diseases treated by drug therapy    
 Yes 398 (67.9) 188 (32.1) 586 (100)
 No 97 (36.3) 170 (63.7) 267 (100)
Rheumatic diseases treated by drug therapy    
 Yes 88 (45.1) 107 (54.9) 195 (100)
 No 407 (61.9) 251 (38.1) 658 (100)
Weight (kg)    
  ≤ 10 182 (75.5) 59 (24.5) 241 (100)
 11–19 166 (56.7) 127 (43.3) 293 (100)
  ≥ 20 147 (46.1) 172 (53.9) 319 (100)
Number of prescribed drugs    
 1–4 65 (21.4) 239 (78.6) 304 (100)
 5 115 (56.4) 89 (43.6) 204 (100)
 6 153 (86.9) 23 (13.1) 176 (100)
 7–14 162 (95.9) 7 (4.1) 169 (100)
All subjects 495 (58.0) 358 (42.0) 853 (100)