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Table 2 Factors independently associated with prescribing in a multivariate model

From: Factors associated with antibiotic prescribing for acute bronchitis at a university health center

VariableOdds Ratio (95% CI)p-value
Visit and Patient Characteristics
 visit date (days)0.99 (0.99-0.99)p < 0.001**
 gender
  female (reference group)  
  male1.68 (1.17-2.41)p = 0.005**
 provider0.03-12.3p < 0.001**
 onset duration (days)1.04 (1.03-1.06)p < 0.001**
 progression
  stable/no change (reference group)  
  worsening1.78 (1.03-3.10)p = 0.04*
  improving0.74 (0.35-1.54)p = 0.43
  not recorded1.69 (0.87-3.27)p = 0.12
Additional Diagnosis
 URI diagnosis0.33 (0.18-0.58)p < 0.001**
Symptoms
 sneezing0.39 (0.17-0.86)p = 0.02*
 vomiting0.31 (0.10-0.83)p = 0.03*
Exam Findings
 lymphatics
  anterior cervical lymphadenopathy, tender3.85 (1.70-8.83)p = 0.001**
  anterior cervical lymphadenopathy2.63 (1.25-5.54)p = 0.01*
 lungs
  rales13.95 (3.31-80.73)p = 0.001**
  rhonchi5.50 (3.08-10.00)p < 0.001**
  percussion abnormality13.02 (4.00-50.09)p < 0.001**