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Table 1 Univariable analysis of the effects of demographic factors on rates of multiple drug intolerance

From: Multiple Drug Intolerance Syndrome: A Large-Scale Retrospective Study

Factor Multiple drug intolerance p value
No Yes
Age (years) 56 (40, 71) 60 (44, 73) <0.001*
Weight (kg) 74.0 (62.9, 87.0) 71.2 (60.2, 83.6) <0.001*
Deprivation score 0.17 (0.09, 0.31) 0.17 (0.09, 0.30) 0.214
Sex <0.001*
 Male 9,763 (97.1 %) 291 (2.9 %)  
 Female 14,677 (93.9 %) 959 (6.1 %)  
Ethnicity 0.163
 Asian 1,601 (95.5 %) 75 (4.5 %)  
 Black 755 (95.7 %) 34 (4.3 %)  
 Mixed 228 (94.6 %) 13 (5.4 %)  
 Other 414 (97 %) 13 (3 %)  
 White 19,722 (94.8 %) 1,079 (5.2 %)  
Comorbidities <0.001*
 0 12,888 (96.5 %) 474 (3.5 %)  
 1 4,735 (95.2 %) 239 (4.8 %)  
 2+ 6,822 (92.7 %) 537 (7.3 %)  
Admissions prior to first reported allergy <0.001*
 No 4,871 (96.8 %) 161 (3.2 %)  
 Yes 19,574 (94.7 %) 1,089 (5.3 %)  
  1. Continuous data reported as: median (lower quartile, upper quartile), with p value from Mann–Whitney test
  2. Categorical data reported as: n (%), with p value from Fisher’s exact test
  3. * Significant at p < 0.05