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Table 1 Demographics and clinical characteristics of hospitalized skin and soft tissue infections 2005-2007

From: Skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalized and critically ill patients: a nationwide population-based study

Variables No %
Variables 11,390 100
Age, yr 58 (39-74)*  
   <18 872 7.7
   18-64 5,824 51.1
   ≥65 4,694 41.2
Men 6,924 60.8
Women 4,466 39.2
Medical conditions 8,230 72.3
Surgical conditions 3,160 27.7
Hospital level   
   Medical center 3,293 28.9
   Regional hospital 4,786 42.0
   District hospital 3,310 29.1
Charlson Comorbidity Index 0 (0-1)*  
   0 6,235 54.7
   1 2,552 22.4
   2 1,498 13.2
   ≥3 1,105 9.7
Comorbid conditions   
   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 535 4.7
   Congestive heart failure 355 3.1
   Cerebrovascular disease 666 5.8
   Diabetes mellitus 2,507 22.0
   End stage renal disease 567 5.0
   Cirrhosis 285 2.5
   Cancer 788 6.9
Infections other than skin/soft tissue # 3,570 31.3
   Respiratory 1,009 8.9
   Intra-abdominal 884 7.8
   Genitourinary tract 839 7.4
   Others 1,494 13.1
  1. * Values are expressed as median (inter-quartile range).
  2. # Patients may have more than one site of infection other than skin and soft tissue.