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Table 2 Symptom severity across days

From: Management of urinary tract infections: what do doctors recommend and patients do? An observational study in German primary care

Symptom / impairmenta Day; m (SD)
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
Urgency
 ABb 3.5 (1.0) 2.7 (1.0) 2.3 (0.9) 1.9 (0.9) 1.7 (0.8) 1.7 (0.9) 1.6 (0.8)
 Non-ABc 3.2 (1.2) 2.2 (1.0) 2.1 (1.0) 1.8 (0.8) 1.7 (0.7) 1.6 (0.8) 1.5 (0.8)
Dysuria
 AB 3.0 (1.3) 2.3 (1.2) 1.8 (0.9) 1.5 (0.7) 1.3 (0.6) 1.4 (0.8) 1.3 (0.6)
 Non-AB 2.4 (1.3) 1.9 (0.8) 1.6 (0.7) 1.5 (0.7) 1.4 (0.7) 1.4 (0.8) 1.4 (0.6)
Frequency
 AB 3.5 (1.0) 2.6 (1.0) 2.1 (0.9) 1.8 (0.9) 1.6 (0.9) 1.6 (0.8) 1.4 (0.7)
 Non-AB 3.1 (1.2) 2.2 (0.9) 2.0 (1.0) 1.7 (0.8) 1.5 (0.7) 1.5 (0.7) 1.6 (0.7)
Lower abdominal pain
 AB 2.4 (1.1) 2.0 (1.0) 1.6 (0.6) 1.5 (0.7) 1.3 (0.6) 1.3 (0.6) 1.2 (0.5)
 VNon-AB 2.7 (1.2) 2.1 (1.1) 1.9 (0.9) 1.6 (0.8) 1.6 (0.7) 1.5 (0.9) 1.4 (0.7)
Impairment due to urgency
 AB 3.0 (1.1) 2.3 (1.0) 2.0 (1.0) 1.6 (0.8) 1.5 (0.7) 1.4 (0.7) 1.4 (0.7)
 Non-AB 2.8 (1.2) 2.0 (1.1) 1.7 (0.8) 1.5 (0.7) 1.4 (0.7) 1.5 (0.7) 1.3 (0.6)
Impairment due to dysuria
 AB 2.8 (1.3) 2.2 (1.1) 1.7 (0.8) 1.4 (0.6) 1.3 (0.6) 1.3 (0.7) 1.3 (0.6)
 Non-AB 2.3 (1.2) 1.7 (0.9) 1.5 (0.7) 1.4 (0.7) 1.4 (0.7) 1.4 (0.8) 1.3 (0.6)
Impairment due to frequency
 AB 3.1 (1.2) 2.3 (1.0) 1.8 (0.9) 1.6 (0.8) 1.4 (0.7) 1.4 (0.7) 1.3 (0.7)
 Non-AB 2.7 (1.2) 2.0 (0.9) 1.7 (0.8) 1.5 (0.7) 1.4 (0.6) 1.5 (0.8) 1.5 (0.7)
Impairment due to pain
 AB 2.3 (1.1) 1.9 (1.0) 1.6 (0.7) 1.4 (0.7) 1.2 (0.6) 1.2 (0.6) 1.2 (0.4)
 Non-AB 2.5 (1.2) 2.0 (1.0) 1.6 (0.7) 1.5 (0.7) 1.5 (0.7) 1.5 (0.8) 1.4 (0.7)
Total score
 AB 3.0 (0.8) 2.3 (0.8) 1.9 (0.7) 1.6 (0.6) 1.4 (0.6) 1.4 (0.6) 1.3 (0.5)
 Non-AB 2.7 (0.9) 2.0 (0.8) 1.7 (0.6) 1.6 (0.6) 1.5 (0.6) 1.5 (0.7) 1.4 (0.6)
  1. aSymptom severity was assessed from 1 (no symptoms at all) to 5 (very strong symptoms) and impairment of activity by these symptoms from 1 (no impairment at all) to 5 (very strong impairment)
  2. bWomen taking antibiotic drugs
  3. cWomen not taking antibiotic drugs