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Table 1 Demographics and outcomes of AGE

From: Stool cultures show a lack of impact in the management of acute gastroenteritis for hospitalized patients in the Bronx, New York

 No cultureCultureTotalp
(n = 223)(n = 119)(n = 342)
Demographics
 Age (years)58 [38–72.5]55 [39.5–71.5]57 [38–72]0.99
 Gender   0.47
  Female162 (72.6)82 (68.9)244 (71.3) 
  Male61 (27.4)37 (31.1)98 (28.7) 
 Race   0.43
  White30 (13.7)15 (12.7)45 (13.4) 
  Black77 (35.2)32 (27.1)109 (32.3) 
  Hispanic97 (44.3)61 (51.7)158 (46.9) 
  Other15 (6.8)10 (8.5)25 (7.4) 
 Insurance type
  Private29 (13%)20 (17%)49 (14%)0.34
  Public194 (87%)99 (83%)293 (86%) 
Hospital details
 Admission WBCa9 [6.6–12.2]9.5 [7.65–12.75]9.3 [6.9–12.4]0.14
 Last WBCa6.7 [5.2–8.7]6.2 [4.9–8]6.5 [5.1–8.3]0.12
 Antibiotics 77 (52%)62 (35%)139 (41%) 
 DDDa4 [2–14]6.91 [2–14]5 [2–14]0.35
 Fevera29 (13)31 (26.1)60 (17.5)<0.01
 CT completed81 (68%)118 (53%)199 (58%) 
 CT with enteritis32/81 (53%)39/118 (33%)71/199 (35%)0.35
Outcome
 LOS (Days)a2.28 [1.73–3.42]3.15 [2.22–4.67]2.64 [1.86–3.94]<0.01
 Readmissiona19 (8.5)17 (14.3)36 (10.5)0.09
  1. Values are median [interquartile range] or n (%)
  2. aDefinitions: (1) WBC: white blood cell count; (2) DDD: WHO’s defined daily dose; (3) Fever: temperature > 100.4°F; (4) LOS: Length of stay in days; (5) Readmission: patient admission to a hospital within 30 days after being discharged