Table 5

Factors associated with antibiotic prescription for gastrointestinal infections

CharacteristicsAntibiotic prescription, n (%)Unadjusted OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Patient age
 0910 809 (37.0)1.92 (1.86 to 1.98)1.76 (1.71 to 1.82)
 10194395 (38.7)2.07 (1.98 to 2.16)1.92 (1.83 to 2.00)
 206412 310 (32.4)1.57 (1.53 to 1.61)1.55 (1.51 to 1.60)
 ≥6513 795 (23.4)11
Patient sex
 Male18 547 (30.9)1.09 (1.06 to 1.12)1.04 (1.01 to 1.06)
 Female21 831 (29.1)11
Facility type
 Free-standing clinic33 712 (32.9)2.03 (1.82 to 2.27)1.88 (1.68 to 2.10)
 Hospital (<200 beds)-based clinic4056 (21.7)1.15 (1.02 to 1.29)1.17 (1.04 to 1.32)
 Hospital (200499 beds)-based clinic2214 (18.9)0.97 (0.86 to 1.09)0.93 (0.82 to 1.05)
 Hospital (≥500 beds)-based clinic396 (19.4)11