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Table 5 Factors associated with inappropriate ceftriaxone use at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital

From: Evaluation of ceftriaxone utilization in medical and emergency wards of Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital: a prospective cross-sectional study

Variable Appropriateness COR (95 % CI) AOR (95 % CI) P value
  No Yes    
Gender      
Male 147 22 0.829(0.417:1.646) 0.771(0.358:1.658) 0.505
Female 129 16 1.00 1.00  
Age      
18-65 250 35 0.824 (0.237:2.866) 0.669(0.164:2.721) 0.574
>65 26 3 1.00 1.00  
Department      
Emergency 75 8 1.399 (0.614:3.189) 1.557(0.549:4.422 0.405
Internal medicine 201 30 1.00 1.00  
Unit      
Non-ICU 260 34 1.912 (0.604:6.053) 2.535(0.730:8.804) 0.143
ICU 16 4 1.00 1.00  
Treatment type      
Empiric 243 31 31.355(3.395:289.55) 36.98(3.884:352.072) 0.002
Specific 1 4 1.00 1.00  
Diagnosis      
Suspected 146 19 1.123 (0.570:2.213) 1.379(0.648:2.931) 0.404
Confirmed 130 19 1.00 1.00  
  1. COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, ICU intensive care unit, CI confidence interval