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Table 1 Descriptive statistics (n = 616)

From: Over-prescribing of antibiotics and imaging in the management of uncomplicated URIs in emergency departments

  Unweighted sample Weighted%
URI type   
  URI NOS 195 34.90
  Nasopharyngitis, laryngitis, or influenza 57 9.27
  Bronchitis 334 51.48
  Multiple URI Dx 30 4.36
Vital signs at presentation   
  Temperature > 100.4 58 8.90
  Tachycardia 160 28.82
  SBP > 160 or DBP > 100 54 8.00
Characteristics of visit   
  Moderate or severe pain 292 49.49
  Waiting time > 2 hrs 69 10.45
  Not seen by a physician 72 13.32
  Season   
    Fall 123 18.04
    Spring 168 27.59
    Summer 84 16.39
    Winter 241 37.98
Demographics   
  41-64 years of age (vs. 18–40) 214 33.36
  Female 387 65.78
  Race/ethnicity   
    Non-hispanic white 333 55.20
    Non-hispanic black 186 29.86
    Other races and     ethnicities 97 14.95
Source of payment   
  Private insurance 241 37.23
  Medicare 46 8.00
  Medicaid 158 24.77
  Self pay 152 26.35
  Other source of payment 56 9.33
Geographic location   
  Metropolitan statistical areas 513 78.38
  Region   
    Northeast 164 20.88
    Midwest 119 19.48
    South 255 45.66
    West 78 13.98