Table 2

Baseline characteristics of residents receiving at least one course of antibiotics for a suspected UTI
Resident characteristics, percent or mean (S.D.) All residents with suspected UTI (N=151)** Asymptomatic (N=71)** One or more symptoms of UTI (N=80)**
Age
 Under 85 35% 37% 34%
 85+ 56% 55% 56%
 Missing 9% 8% 10%
Female 82% 85% 80%
Race
 White 72% 70% 74%
 Others 7% 8% 5%
 Missing 21% 21% 21%
Activities of Daily Living Hierarchy (0–6) 2.0(1.2) 2.1(1.2) 1.9(1.2)
Cognitive Performance Scale (0–6) 2.0(0.6) 2.0(0.6) 2.0(0.6)
Any symptoms of depression 39% 48% 31%
Multiple courses of antibiotic for UTIs 26% 27% 25%

*None of the differences between these two groups were statistically significant.

**There were some differential in missing observations among the variables

(April-Sept 2010)*.

Phillips et al.

Phillips et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:73   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-73

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