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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and outcomes of interest

From: Infection characteristics and treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia at a tertiary children’s hospital

  Cohort Simple Complex P value
Baseline characteristics
 N (%) 49 (100) 30 (61.2) 19 (38.8)  
 Male 28 (57.1) 16 (53.3) 12 (53.2) 0.5
 Age (years) - Median(IQR) 7.7 (1.4–11) 6.4 (1.4–10.9) 8.2 (0.5–12.3) 0.68
 Indigenous 5 (10.2) 3 (10) 2 (10.53) 1
 MRSA 5 (10.2) 4 (13.3) 1 (5.3) 0.64
 Healthcare associated 12 (24.5) 6 (20) 6 (31.6) 0.36
 Malignancy 9 (18.4) 2 (6.7) 7 (36.8) 0.02
 Device related 10 (20.4) 5 (16.7) 5 (26.3) 0.48
Outcomes of interest – Median (IQR)
 Max CRP (mg/L) 61 (34–222) 50 (22–75) 216 (75–251) < 0.001
 Time to Max CRP (days) 1 (0–2) 0 (0–2) 2 (1–3) < 0.01
 ID consult – n (%) 32 (65.3) 20 (66.7) 12 (63.2) 0.8
 Length of stay (days) 17 (8–32) 10 (6–24) 42 (16–50) < 0.001
 Number of antibiotics 4 (3–5) 3 (3–4) 5 (3–6) < 0.01
 Duration of antibiotics 36 (20–44) 34 (16–39) 43 (24–65) 0.03