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Table 2 Characteristics of the eligible children, 2012–2013

From: Assessing the appropriateness of paediatric antibiotic overuse in Australian children: a population-based sample survey

CharacteristicChildren with antibiotic overuse indicators
GP
(n = 1510)
Paediatrician
(n = 69)
ED
(n = 987)
Inpatient
(n = 271)
Totala
(n = 2621)
Ageb - no. (%
  < 1 years260 (17.2)33 (47.8)261 (26.4)111 (41.0)574 (21.9)
 1–2 years426 (28.2)19 (27.5)313 (31.7)63 (23.2)772 (29.5)
 3–4 years305 (20.2)9 (13.0)172 (17.4)37 (13.7)492 (18.8)
 5–11 years440 (29.1)5 (7.2)204 (20.7)48 (17.7)660 (25.2)
 12–15 years79 (5.2)3 (4.3)37 (3.7)12 (4.4)123 (4.7)
Male – no. (%)787 (52.1)43 (62.3)583 (59.1)157 (57.9)1444 (55.1)
  1. Legend: GP general practitioner; ED emergency department
  2. aTotal is less than the sum of the individual health care settings, as 216 children had both ED and inpatient visits
  3. bThe child’s age was calculated as the age at visit where there was only one, or the midpoint of the child’s age at her first and last visit with an antibiotic overuse indicator assessment, where there was more than one