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Table 3 Top 7 antibiotic groups used by the registered Pen-A and non-Pen-A patients during follow-up

From: The impact of penicillin allergy labels on antibiotic and health care use in primary care: a retrospective cohort study

  Registered Pen-A patients (n = 1254) Non-Pen-A patients (n = 3756)
1 Macrolides: N = 850 (25.2%) Beta-lactam, penicillins: N = 1733 (33.9%)
2 Tetracyclins: N = 677 (20.1%) Other antibacterials: N = 1087 (21.2%)
3 Other antibacterials: N = 602 (17.8%) Tetracyclins: N = 973 (19.0%)
4 Beta-lactam, penicillins: N = 509 (15.1%) Quinolones N = 511 (10.0%)
5 Sulfanomides and trimethoprim: N = 397 (11.8%) Sulfanomides and trimethoprim: N = 379 (7.4%)
6 Quinolones N = 325 (9.6%) Macrolides: N = 379 (7.4%)
7 Beta-lactam, others: N = 16 (0.5%) Beta-lactam, others: N = 55 (1.1%)
  1. Multiple prescriptions of the same antibiotic during hospitalization were counted only once
  2. Other antibacterial: ATC class J01X (Glycopeptide, Polymyxin, Imidazol derivates, nitrofuran derivates ect.)
  3. Pen-A penicillin allergy label