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Table 2 Demographic data of the 557 Sao Paulo Hospital patients who used vancomycin between March 1st and September 30th 2002

From: Analysis of vancomycin use and associated risk factors in a university teaching hospital: a prospective cohort study

Variables N Percentage
Sex   
Male 315 56.6
Female 242 43.4
Age   
< 60 years 374 67.1
≥ 60 years 183 32.9
Length of hospital stay   
< 2 weeks 102 18.3
≥ 2 weeks 455 81.7
Unit   
ICU (Pediatrics and general) 263 47.2
General practice 158 28.4
Pediatrics 71 12.7
Surgery 47 8.4
Others 18 3.2
Diagnosis   
Infectious diseases 126 22.6
Hematological diseases 66 11.8
Cardiac diseases 68 12.2
Malignancies disease 59 10.6
Neurological diseases 55 9.9
Gastrointestinal diseases 52 9.3
Gynecological-urinary diseases 43 7.7
Others 88 15.9
Neutropenia   
Yes 28 5.0
No 529 95.0
Oral-Tracheal intubation   
Yes 308 55.3
No 249 44.7
Central venous catheter   
Yes 354 63.6
No 203 36.4
Vancomycin use period   
< 2 weeks 324 58.2
≥ 2 two weeks 233 41.8
Outcome   
Discharge 295 53.0
Death 262 47.0