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Table 2 Characteristics of 95 patients with ESTI included in the item reduction phase.

From: Development of a Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire (HRQL) for patients with Extremity Soft Tissue Infections (ESTI)

Characteristic Number
Mean years of age (SD) 47.5 (14.3)
Male gender (%) 74 (77.9)
Referral location (%)  
   Emergency Department 86 (90.5)
   Other 9 (9.5)
Comorbidities (%)  
   Diabetes Mellitus 10 (10.5)
   Peripheral Vascular Disease 7 (7.3)
   Immunosuppression 10 (10.5)
   Animal Bites 5 (5.2)
   Post-surgical 3 (3.2)
Primary diagnosis (%)  
   Cellulitis 77 (81.1)
   Septic bursitis 12 (12.6)
   Septic tenosynovitis 3 (3.2)
   Abscess 3 (3.2)
Location of ESTI (%)  
   Upper extremity 36 (37.9)
   Lower extremity 59 (62.1)
Median duration of symptoms at time of survey (interquartile range) 4 (2–7)
Median days of intravenous antibiotics (interquartile range) 4 (3–6)
Median days total antibiotics (interquartile range) 14 (11–16)