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Table 4 Comparison between pediatric patients with and without ADRs

From: Improved drug safety through intensive pharmacovigilance in hospitalized pediatric patients

Variable Without ADRs
n = 1065
[mean(±SD)]
With ADRs
n = 18
[mean(±SD)]
P value
Age (years) 4.3 (±0.52) 7.2 (±5.9) NS
Hospital stay (days) 9 (+14) 14 (+17) 0.008
Concomitant medications 2.3 (±1.95) 3.7(±2.7) 0.001
Number of prescribed AB 0.78 (±0.03) 1.3 (±0.40) 0.001
Relationship with day of AB administration and ADR risk:
 1 day NS
 2 days NS
 3 days 0.010
 4 days NS
 5 days NS
 6 days NS
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