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Table 6 Multivariate 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 Odds ratio IC (95%) p
CDC 24 hours    
< 60 years 1.7 1.16 – 2.58 0.007
Unit (no UCI) 1.5 1.03 – 2.44 0.035
Without neutropenia 7.5 2.46 – 22.79 0.001
CDC 72 hours    
<60 years 1.5 1.07 – 2.34 0.021
Unit (no UCI) 1.7 1.15 – 2.73 0.009
Without neutropenia 8.0 2.64 – 24.37 0.001