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Table 3 Comparison of pre-hospital antibimicrobial use in patients infected or not by anaerobic bacteria

From: Impact of anti-inflammatory drug consumption in peritonsillar abscesses: a retrospective cohort study

  Anaerobes No anaerobes p-value
n 66 102  
Pre-hospital antibiotic therapy 42 (63.6 %) 64 (62.7 %) 0.907
 Amoxicillin 10 (15.2 %) 23 (22.5 %) 0.239
 Amoxicillin - clavulanic acid 15 (22.7 %) 28 (27.5 %) 0.493
 Clindamycin 2 (3.0 %) 0 (0.0 %) 0.153
 Anti-anaerobes therapy 17 (28.5 %) 29 (28.4 %) 0.704
 Antimicrobial therapy duration (days) 4.0 (3.0–7.0) 3.0 (2.0–5.0) 0.265
  1. Data are presented as n (%) for dichotomic variables and median (IQR) for continuous variables. For the calculation of each percentage, the number of missing values was excluded from the denominator. The two groups were compared by non-parametric tests (chi-square test, Fisher exact test and Mann–Whitney U-test), as appropriate