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Table 1 Demographic features of those patient’s referred from acute care to OPAT for ADI management

From: Acute dental infections managed in an outpatient parenteral antibiotic program setting: prospective analysis and public health implications

OPAT ADI (n = 110)a n (%)
Gender
 Male 50 (45)
 Female 60 (55)
Age (years)
 18 – 25 10 [9]
 26 – 45 52 (47)
 46 – 65 40 [37]
  > 65 8 [7]
 Participant mean age (SD) 43.9 (14.4)
Dental History
 ‘Brush at least daily’ (n = 108) 98 (91)
 Prior cavities (n = 104) 90 (87)
 Prior dental infection (n = 109) 84 (77)
 Prior ADI in the same tooth 39 [36]
 ‘Have a regular dentist’ (n = 108) 87 (81)
 Visited a dentist in past 6 months 63 (58)
 Dental Insurance (n = 107) 70 (65)
Medical History
 Diabetes mellitus (n = 108) 7 [6]
 Active smoker (n = 100) 53 (53) e
 Alcohol consumption > 6 beverage/week (n = 72) 15 [21]
 History of cold sores (n = 108) 36 [33]
 History of cancer (n = 108) 6 [6]
 Currently on immunosuppressiveb (n = 108) 7 [6]
Social Factors
 Employed (n = 97) 68 (70)
 Social Deprivation Indexc − mean (SD) (n = 100) 3.3 (1.4)
 Number reporting income below LICOd (%) (n = 81) 15 [19]
  1. a n = 110 unless otherwise specified
  2. bDefined as any dosage of oral or inhaled glucocorticoid, chemotherapy, or disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug
  3. cReported as quintiles - 1 = least deprivation, 5 = most deprivation
  4. dLICO = Low Income Cut-Off (‘poverty line’), Statistics Canada defined threshold below which household is expected to spend 20% more than the average household on essential needs [40]
  5. eCanadian national smoking prevalence of 16% and Alberta provincial smoking prevalence of 22% (Statistics Canada, 2012)