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Table 1 Demographic characteristics

From: Predicting observation unit treatment failures in patients with skin and soft tissue infections

Characteristic N = 179 (%)
Race
 Caucasian 112 (62.6)
 African American 49 (27.4)
 Hispanic 16 (8.9)
 Asian 2 (1.1)
Sex
 Male 112 (62.6)
Age
 18–39 82 (45.8)
 40–59 78 (43.6)
 60 or greater 19 (10.6)
Health history
 Current smoker 91 (52)
 IVDA 26 (14.8)
 Diabetes 27 (15.1)
 HIV 4 (2.2)
 Temperature (F) at ED triagea 98.1 (97.2–99.3)
 WBC (cells/mm3)a 10.73 (8.3–13.5)
 Abscess drained in ED 84 (47.0)
 Abscess drained after OU discharge 11 (6.1)
Insurance
 Medicare 22 (12.3)
 Medicaid 32 (17.9)
 Commercial 23 (12.9)
 None 101 (56.4)
 Other 2 (1.1)
  1. aMedian with interquartile range
  2. IVDA intravenous drug abuse, HIV human immunodeficiency virus