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Table 1 Summary of characteristics of all enrolled patients with community-acquired pneumonia (n = 610)

From: Causative agent distribution and antibiotic therapy assessment among adult patients with community acquired pneumonia in Chinese urban population

  n (%)*
Symptoms  
   Fever 455 (74.6)
   Cough 582 (95.4)
   Purulent sputum 536 (87.9)
   Rales 402 (65.9)
   Leukocytosis > 10 × 109/L 260 (42.6)
Modifying factors  
   Exposure to a child in a day care center 7 (1.2)
   β-lactam therapy within the past 3 months 120 (19.7)
   Broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy for > 7 d in the past two months 61 (10.0)
   Corticosteroid therapy (> 10 mg of prednisone per day) 9 (1.5)
   Alcoholism 1 (0.2)
   History of pneumonia 79 (13.0)
Comorbidities  
   Cardiac 158 (25.9)
   Pulmonary 78 (12.8)
   Diabetes mellitus 33 (5.4)
   Central nervous system 25 (4.1)
   Renal 8 (1.3)
   Hepatic 7 (1.1)
  1. *Patient number, numbers in parenthesis are percentage of total patient number.