Table 1

Demographic characteristics of study population by infection type
Overall Diabetic foot infection Surgical site infection Deep soft tissue abscess Cellulitis
(N=1,033) (N=278) (N=330) (N=147) (N=278)
Age: mean (median, range) 54.2 (54.0, 18–94) 57.6 (57.0, 19–93) 54.9 (55.5, 18–92) 44.0 (43.0, 19–84) 55.5 (53.0, 19–94)
Female: N (%) 474 (45.9) 99 (35.6) 189 (57.3) 53 (36.1) 133 (47.8)
Ethnicity: N (%)
 Hispanic/Latino 80 (7.7) 20 (7.2) 19 (5.8) 21 (14.3) 20 (7.2)
 Not Hispanic/Latino 952 (92.2) 257 (92.4) 311 (94.2) 126 (85.7) 258 (92.8)
 Missing 1 (0.1) 1 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Race: N (%)
 White 790 (76.5) 196 (70.5) 270 (81.8) 95 (64.6) 229 (82.4)
 Black 204 (19.7) 64 (23.0) 53 (16.1) 42 (28.6) 45 (16.2)
 Asian 13 (1.3) 7 (2.5) 2 (0.6) 3 (2.0) 1 (0.4)
 American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.6) 3 (0.7) 2 (0.7)
 Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 20 (1.9) 10 (3.6) 3 (0.9) 6 (4.1) 1 (0.4)
 Missing 1 (0.1) 1 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Admission source: N (%)
 Nursing home 4 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 3 (0.9) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Emergency department 767 (74.2) 225 (80.9) 211 (63.9) 122 (83.0) 209 (75.2)
 Physician’s office 188 (18.2) 37 (13.3) 77 (23.3) 20 (13.6) 54 (19.4)
 Other 74 (7.2) 15 (5.4) 39 (11.8) 5 (3.4) 15 (5.4)

Lipsky et al.

Lipsky et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:227   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-227

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