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Table 2 Pharyngitis event characteristics

From: Diagnosis and Management of Group a Streptococcal Pharyngitis in the United States, 2011–2015

Characteristic All Ages Age < 18 years Age ≥ 18 years
No. of events 18,778,397 10,229,548 8,548,849
Provider specialty, %
 Pediatriciana 28.3 49.9 2.5
 Family physician 26.2 15.4 39.0
 Internist 7.1 2.3 12.8
 Other/unknown 38.4 32.4 45.7
Antibiotics prescribed, % 49.3 45.0 54.4
Follow-up visits, %b
 0 70.9 73.7 67.6
 1 20.4 19.5 21.3
 ≥2 8.7 6.8 11.0
Hospital admissions, %
 0 99.7 99.8 99.6
 1 0.3 0.2 0.4
 ≥2 0.01 0.01 0.01
Other complications, %c 0.18 0.31 0.03
  1. aPrimary care (general practice) physician who specializes in children (< 18 years)
  2. bFourteen days post-index visit
  3. cComplications related to streptococcal pharyngitis: scarlet fever, post–streptococcal glomerulonephritis, rheumatic fever, and streptococcal pneumonia