Table 4

Estimates of covariate effects on the likelihood that an antibiotic prescription was for asymptomatic resident (n = 204)
Independent variables Odds ratios 95% confidence intervals
Activities of Daily Living Hierarchy 1.02 (0.76,1.37)
Cognitive Performance Scale 0.80 (0.43, 1.5)
Any depressive symptoms 1.36 (0.92, 2.01)
Female 1.56 (0.63, 3.87)
Lab results received prior to prescription (Rx) 1.67 (0.71, 3.94)
Age
Under 85 1.15 (0.52, 2.58)
Missing 0.39 (0.09,1.64)
Race
White (reference) - -
Others 1.32 (0.4,4.29)
Missing 1.04 (0.34,3.18)
Homes
Home A 0.27 (0.07,1.07)
Home B 0.76 (0.32,1.8)
Home C 0.20 (0.06,0.67)
Home D (reference) ---- ----
Person (random effect) 0.3495 (Variance Estimate) 0.8242 (Std. Error)

Phillips et al.

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

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