Table 1

Characteristics of the 70 patients receiving antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent acute rheumatic fever recurrence, Lifou, New Caledonia, 2011
Characteristics no./total no. %
Rate of adherence
 <50% 12/70 (17)
 50%-79% 20/70 (29)
 ≥80% 38/70 (54)
Age year
Median (Interquartile Range) 17 (13 – 32)
>16 years old
 No 40/70 (57)
 Yes 30/70 (43)
Sex
 Female 44/70 (63)
 Male 26/70 (37)
Ethnicity
 Mixed-origin* 4/70 (6)
 Melanesian 66/70 (94)
Disctrict of residence
 Wetr 41/70 (59)
 Gaïcha 10/70 (14)
 Lossi 19/70 (27)
Household income
 ≥150,000 XPF (1,600 USD) / month 43/67 (64)
 <150,000 XPF (1,600 USD) / month 24/67 (36)
Religion
 Catholic 12/70 (17)
 Protestant 49/70 (70)
 Other 9/70 (13)
History of acute rheumatic fever
 No 13/70 (19)
 Yes 57/70 (81)
Diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease
 No 16/70 (23)
 Yes 54/70 (77)

* Mother or father of Melanesian origin.

Gasse et al.

Gasse et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:131   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-131

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