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Table 4 Factors independently associated with prescribing in a multivariate model

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

Variable Odds Ratio (95% CI) p-value
Visit and Patient Characteristics
 visit date (days) 0.99 (0.99-0.99) p < 0.001**
 height (inches) 1.05 (1.00-1.09) p = 0.03*
 provider range 0.04-8.42 p < 0.001**
 onset duration (days) 1.04 (1.03-1.05) p < 0.001**
 progression
  stable/no change (reference group)   
  worsening 1.79 (1.11-2.90) p = 0.02*
  improving 0.43 (0.23-0.81) p = 0.01*
  not recorded 1.43 (0.83-2.48) p = 0.20
 antibiotics in past month 0.32 (0.14-0.65) p = 0.003**
Diagnosis
 URI diagnosis 0.36 (0.21-0.62) p < 0.001**
Symptoms
 sore throat 1.46 (1.04-2.05) p = 0.03*
 sneezing 0.48 (0.22-0.97) p = 0.048*
Exam Findings
 lymphatics
  anterior cervical lymphadenopathy, tender 2.55 (1.27-5.13) p = 0.008**
  anterior cervical lymphadenopathy 2.88 (1.55- 5.39) p < 0.001**
 lungs
  rales 10.21 (3.16-60.02) p < 0.001**
  rhonchi 5.08 (3.10-8.49) p < 0.001**
  percussion abnormality 9.69 (3.47-30.79) p < 0.001**