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Table 5 Univariate analyses of risk factors for inappropriate vancomycin use, at the first 24 and 72 hours, according to the CDC criteria (HICPAC,1995), in 557 patients in Sao Paulo Hospital between March and September 2002

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

Variables Inapropriateness (24 h) p Inappropriateness (72 h) p
  N(366) %   N(373) %  
Age       
< 60 years 264 (70.5) 0.001 266 (71.3) 0.002
≥ 60 years 102 (56.3)   107 (58.5)  
Unit       
Others 210 (71.3) 0.001 215 (73.4) 0.001
UCI/UCI ped 156 (59.7)   158 (60.1)  
Neutropenia       
Yes 9 (32.1) 0.001 8 (32.1) 0.001
No 357 (67.6)   365 (68.9)  
Central venous catheter       
Yes 221 (62.7) 0.04 226 (64.1) 0.049
No 145 (71.3)   147 (72.3)  
Central venous catheter       
< 2 weeks 125 (69.9) 0.003 127 (69.5) 0.002
≥ 2 weeks 96 (56.7)   99 (57.9)