Table 3

Frequency and per cent of documented adverse drug reaction/allergy labels for non-penicillin antibiotics

All patientsReported penicillin allergyNo reported penicillin allergyP value*
Non-penicillin antibiotic allergy†1758392
 Allergy22 (12.6)12 (14.5)10 (10.9)0.475
 Side effect28 (16)9 (10.8)19 (20.7)0.077
 No documentation125 (71.4)62 (74.7)63 (68.5)0.363
  • Data reported as n (%).

  • *Two-sample test of proportions.

  • †Ten patients have both allergy and side effect reported.