Table 1

Patient Characteristics

n (%)


Age group (years)

0-3

25 (43%)

4-12

19 (33%)

13-18

14 (24%)


Gender

Female

36 (62%)

Male

22 (38%)


Race

Caucasian

16 (29%)

African American

34 (62%)

Other

5 (9%)


Type of Visit

ER

27 (47%)

Inpatient

11 (19%)

Outpatient

20 (34%)


Insurance

Private

6 (11%)

Medicaid

43 (74%)

Uninsured

9 (16%)


Preexisting Conditions (patients may have more than 1)

SSTI

24 (41%)

Respiratory Disease

22 (38%)

Gastrointestinal

9 (16%)

Cardiovascular

3 (5%)

Nervous system

1 (2%)

None

19 (33%)


Site of Infection

Face

4 (7%)

Lower extremity

18 (31%)

Perineal

21 (36%)

Trunk

4 (7%)

Upper extremity

11 (19%)


ER: Emergency room, SSTI: Skin and soft tissue infection

McCullough et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:96   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-96

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