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Table 3 Proportion of patients treated with antibiotics

From: Assessing the use of antibiotics and the burden of varicella in Belgium using a retrospective GP database analysis

  All indications (incl. varicella) Varicella specific indication
  On systemic AB (%) On topical AB (%) On any AB (%) On systemic AB (%) On topical AB (%) On any AB (%)
All patients with varicella (N = 3235) 19.8 10.6 27.3 1.0 4.4 5.3
Presence of complications       
 Varicella with complications (n = 406) 45.6 31.5 63.5 1.2 2.7 3.9
 Varicella without complications (n = 2829) 16.1 7.6 22.1 1.0 4.7 5.5
Gender       
 Male (n = 1625) 21.7 10.7 29.0 1.2 4.2 5.2
 Female (n = 1610) 17.9 10.6 25.6 0.7 4.7 5.4
Age group       
 0–1 year (n = 452) 32.5 17.5 41.8 1.8 6.0 7.7
 2–3 years (n = 1028) 25.1 12.5 33.9 1.2 5.0 5.9
 4–6 years (n = 991) 14.7 9.9 22.6 0.5 5.2 5.7
 7–12 years (n = 325) 12.3 8.3 19.4 0.9 3.4 4.3
 13–15 years (n = 53) 7.5 1.9 9.4 3.8 0.0 3.8
 ≥ 16 years (n = 386) 11.9 2.6 13.7 0.5 0.5 1.0