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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 257 patients with recorded penicillin allergy at admission

From: De-labelling penicillin allergy in acutely hospitalized patients: a pilot study

  Eligible patients (meeting inclusion criteria) (n = 89) Missing patients (not screened by interview) (n = 66) Excluded patients (n = 105)
  Consenting and performed oral provocation test
(n = 54 + 3 = 57)
Declined oral provocation test
(n = 32)
p-value   p-value   p-valuec
Female N(%) 33 (57) 24 (71) 0.11a 42 (63) 0.59a 80 (77) 0.02a
Age (years) Mean(SD) 68.4 (18.6) 74.7 (17.2) 0.07b 70.2 (16.4) 0.30b 69.2 (18.8) 0.40b
  1. aStudent’s t-test
  2. bChi-squared test
  3. cCompared to the consenting patients