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Table 2 Characteristics of patients (N = 1249)

From: Causality and preventability assessment of adverse drug events of antibiotics among inpatients having different lengths of hospital stay: a multicenter, cross-sectional study in Lahore, Pakistan

Characteristics n (%)a
Gender
 Male 716 (57.3)
 Female 533 (42.7)
Age
 Adults (> 18 years) 865 (69.3)
 Children (≤18 years) 384 (30.7)
Co-morbidities
 Diabetes 526 (42.1)
 Asthma 424 (33.9)
 Tuberculosis 137 (11.0)
 Cystic fibrosis 162 (13.0)
Reasons of prescribing antibiotics
 Acute respiratory tract infections 362 (29.0)
 Urinary tract infections 462 (37.0)
 Soft tissue infections 287 (23.1)
 Skin infections 138 (11.0)
Number of antibiotics prescribed per prescription
 1 229 (18.3)
 2 603 (48.3)
 3 417 (33.4)
LOS in the hospital
 Long (≥5 days) 536 (42.9)
 Short (< 5 days) 713 (57.1)
  1. aPercentages have been calculated with respect to the total sample size (n = 1249)