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Table 2 Presence of known predisposing conditions for NF by ethnicity

From: Risk factors, microbiological findings and outcomes of necrotizing fasciitis in New Zealand: a retrospective chart review

Predisposing conditions European (n=122) Maori (n=47) Pacific (n=60) Others (n=17) Total (n=247) p-value
  No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %  
Diabetes mellitus 28 23.0 14 29.8 27 45.0 10 58.8 79 32.0 0.002
Alcohol abuse 11 9.0 3 6.4 0 0.0 1 5.9 15 6.1 0.126
Obesity 23 18.9 16 34.0 14 23.3 3 17.6 56 22.7 0.193
Coronary heart disease 22 18.0 8 17.0 5 8.3 5 29.4 40 16.2 0.156
Congestive heart failure 15 12.3 6 12.8 10 16.7 2 11.8 33 13.4 0.865
Peripheral vascular disease 14 11.5 6 12.8 4 6.7 2 11.8 26 10.5 0.720
Chronic obstructive 16 13.1 4 8.5 2 3.3 0 0.0 22 8.9 0.086
pulmonary disease            
Cancer 12 9.8 3 6.4 1 1.7 2 11.8 18 7.3 0.210
Chronic renal failure 11 9.0 9 19.1 7 11.7 2 11.8 29 11.7 0.341
Steroid use 14 11.5 2 4.3 1 1.7 0 0.0 17 6.9 0.040
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use* 29 23.8 11 23.4 10 16.7 7 41.2 57 23.1 0.208
No condition documented 18 14.8 10 21.3 20 33.3 0 0.0 49 19.8 0.004
  1. *Low-dose Aspirin 100mg/day or less excluded.