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Table 1 Demographic parameters of patients with a positive urine culture

From: Empiric antibiotic therapy in urinary tract infection in patients with risk factors for antibiotic resistance in a German emergency department

  All (n = 137)
n Percentage
Age
 Mean 72.1 (18.2)
  < 65 years 30 (21.9)
 65–80 years 55 (40.1)
  > 80 years 52 (38.0)
Gender
 female 80 (58.4)
Nursing home
 yes 27 (19.7)
Hospitalization within 30 days
 yes 33 (24.1)
Antibiotic treatment within 30 days
 yes 20 (14.6)
Recent UTI
 yes 30 (21.9)
Diabetes
 yes 47 (34.3)
Renal transplantation
 yes 4 (2.9)
Indwelling urinary catheter
 yes 22 (16.1)
Hemodialysis
 yes 4 (2.9)
Exsiccosis
 yes 40 (29.2)
Fever
 yes 50 (36.5)
leucocyte count
  > 12 /nl 56 (40.9)
GFR (from serum creatinine)
  < 15 ml/min 5 (3.7)
  < 60 ml/min 79 (57.7)
C-reactive protein
  > 100 mg/l 64 (46.7)
  1. GFR glomerular filtration rate