Table 1

Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics for each group
Intervention Non intervention
Complete Partial Non adherence Total
N 199 141 231 571 602
Age (years; mean ± SD) 64.9 ± 17.6 64.7 ± 15.8 64.8 ± 17.8 64.8 ± 17.2 65.0 ± 17.2
  ≤65 90 (45.2) 69 (48.9) 99 (42.8) 258 (45.2) 272 (45.2)
  66-75 38 (19.1) 33 (23.4) 60 (26.0) 131 (22.9) 128 (21.3)
  >75 71 (35.7) 39 (27.7) 72 (31.2) 182 (31.9) 202 (33.5)
Males 127 (63.8) 91 (64.5) 142 (61.5) 360 (63.0) 375 (62.3)
Coming from healthcare facilities 47 (23.6) 26 (18.4) 63 (27.3) 136 (23.8) 103 (17.1)
Prior hospitalization (previous 30 days) 56 (28.1) 41 (29.1) 76 (32.9) 173 (30.3) 150 (24.9)
Prior hospitalization (previous 90 days) 81 (40.7) 53 (37.6) 89 (38.5) 223 (39.1) 184 (30.6)
Ward of admission (Surgical) 102 (51.3) 89 (63.1) 158 (68.4) a 349 (61.1) 423 (70.3)
Charlson (mean ± SD) 2.26 ± 2.04 2.74 ± 2.38 2.38 ± 2.15 2.43 ± 2.18 2. 09 ± 2.10
  ≤1 82 (41.2) 53 (37.6) 90 (39.0) 225 (39.4) 293 (48.7)
  2 44 (22.1) 23 (16.3) 42 (18.2) 109 (19.1) 111 (18.4)
  3 34 (17.1) 20 (14.2) 36 (15.6) 90 (15.8) 69 (11.5)
  ≥4 39 (19.6) 45 (31.9) 63 (27.3) 147 (25.7) 129 (21.4)
Mc Cabe (Fatal) 64 (32.2) 55 (39.0) 72 (31.2) 191 (33.4) 201 (33.4)
Reason for admission (infectious disease) 102 (51.3) 68 (48.2) 111 (48.1) 281 (49.2) 299 (49.7)

ap<0.001 versus complete adherence. Data expressed as n (%) except where indicated.

Fariñas et al.

Fariñas et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:292   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-292

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