Table 3

Rehydration and antibiotic therapies ordered for diarrhea, overall and by region
Total (n = 800) Beijing (n = 400) Shaanxi province (n = 400) P
Fluid and electrolyte therapy 493 (61.6) 276 (69.0) 216 (54.0) <0.001
  Oral rehydration solution 226 (28.3) 194 (48.5) 31 (7.8) <0.001
  Intravenous fluid replacement 267 (33.4) 82 (20.5) 185 (46.3) <0.001
  Vomiting (unable to drink) 110 (13.8) 32 (8.0) 74 (18.5) <0.001
Antibiotics 486 (60.8) 228 (57.0) 258 (64.5) 0.030
  Two kinds of antibiotic combined 49 (6.1) 4 (1.0) 45 (11.3) <0.001
  Oral 181 (22.6) 120 (30.0) 61 (15.3) <0.001
  Intravenous 304 (38.0) 108 (27.0) 196 (49.0) <0.001
  Vomiting (unable to drink) 130 (16.3) 44 (11.0) 86 (21.5) <0.001
  Intramuscular 1 (0.1) 0 1 (0.3) 0.500

Data are number (%) unless stated otherwise. p-values refer to comparisons between data for Beijing and Shaanxi province.

Hou et al.

Hou et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:41   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-41

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