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Table 1 Characteristics of study population

From: Improving rates of pneumococcal vaccination on discharge from a tertiary center medical teaching unit: A prospective intervention

Characteristic Usual-care (n = 38) Intervention (n = 50)
Age (mean with 95% CI) 56.1 (50.9–61.2) 54.7 (49.7–59.6)
<65 years of age % (n) 63.2% (24) 66% (33)
Reason for vaccine eligibility if age < 65 years*   
Splenectomy 1.5% (1) 3.0% (1)
Cardiovascular disease 15.4% (10) 6.1% (2)
Pulmonary disease 13.9% (9) 6.1% (2)
Liver disease (includes alcoholism) 30.8% (20) 51.5% (17)
Renal disease 4.6% (3) 9.1% (3)
Diabetes mellitus 16.9% (11) 24.2% (8)
Immunosuppressed 6.2% (4) 24.2% (8)
Length of stay (median with IQ range) 7 (3–14) days 7 (4–11) days
Female (%) 52.6% (20) 38.0% (19)
  1. *percentages add up to more than 100 because individuals are present in more than one category