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Table 4 Characteristics of the sample

From: “Appropriateness and adequacy of antibiotic prescription for upper respiratory tract infections in ambulatory health care centers in Ecuador”

Prescriber N (%)
Total of prescribers 21 (100%)
Age  
 Mean (range) 55 (24–65)
Gender  
 Female 14 (66.7%)
 Male 7 (33.3%)
Classification of Health Professionals  
 Rural Trainees 4 (19%)
 General Practitioners 7 (33.3%)
 Family medicine Doctors 6 (28.6%)
 Pediatricians 3 (14.3%)
 Psychiatrist 1 (4.8%)
Patients N (%)
Total of patients 1393 (100%)
Age  
 Mean (range) 16 (0–93)
Age Groups  
 0–17 years 913 (65.5%)
 ≥18 years 480 (34.5%)
Gender  
 Female 804 (57.7%)
 Male 589 (42.3%)
Antibiotic prescription  
0–17 years  
 Yes 337 (36.9%)
 No 576 (63.1%)
≥18 years  
 Yes
 No
186 (38.75%)
294 (61.25%)