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Table 1 Patient demographics in the CP and non-CP groups

From: Effects of a clinical pathway on antibiotic use in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a multi-site study in China

Items Total (n = 534) CP group (n = 354) Non-CP group (n = 180) p-valuea
Age (years)
 mean 56.31 55.47 57.96 0.147
 SD 18.79 19.09 18.11  
Male
 n 257 174 83 0.506
 % 48.13 49.15 46.11  
Comorbidities
 No comorbidity
  n 206 146 60  
  % 38.58 41.24 33.33  
 1 comorbidity
  n 141 87 54 0.176
  % 26.40 24.58 30.00  
  ≥ 2 comorbidities
  n 187 121 66  
  % 35.02 34.18 36.67  
Severe CAP b
 n 53 22 31 <  0.0001
 % 11.45 7.26 19.38  
  1. aThe t-test was used to compare the age of the inpatients with CAP and Chi-square tests were used to compare the other characteristics between the CP group and the non-CP group;
  2. bCondition severities were not assessed for 71 inpatients