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Table 2 Weighted correlations between odds ratios and independent variables

From: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of antibiotic consumption on antibiotic resistance

Variable Correlation Significance Sample size*
Both children and adults 0.32 p < .01 20
Enteric bacteria 0.45 p < .01 20
Staphylococcus −0.44 p < .01 30
MRSA −0.48 p < .01 29
QREC 0.37 p < .01 10
B-lactam consumption −0.31 p < .01 41
Sulphonamides consumption −0.28 p < .01 20
Macrolide consumption −0.24 p < .05 16
Quinolones consumption −0.22 p < .05 12
Northern Europe −0.22 p < .05 14
Southern Europe 0.24 p < .05 15
  1. *Number of cases in each category out of 88 cases total.