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Table 3 Distribution of all antibiotics prescribed in the pediatric emergency department at GPHC (N = 360)

From: Antibiotic prescribing patterns in the pediatric emergency department at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation: a retrospective chart review

Antibiotic class Proportion of all antibiotics prescribed (N = 360)
Broad spectrum agents
 B-lactam 51.4 % (N = 185)
 Sulfonamide 13.1 % (N = 47)
 Cephalosporin 7.8 % (N = 28)
 Fluoroquinolone 1.7 % (N = 6)
 Tetracycline 0.8 % (N = 3)
Narrow spectrum agents
 Aminoglycoside 10.6 % (N = 38)
 Metronidazole 6.9 % (N = 25)
 Macrolide 3.9 % (N = 14)
 First-generation penicillins 3.9 % (N = 14)