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Table 1 The frequency distribution of patients with pyogenic odontogenic infection according to demographic characteristics and other variables (n = 130)

From: Characteristics of pyogenic odontogenic infection in patients attending Mulago Hospital, Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Variable Category HIV + ve HIV-ve All
   n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age group ≤35 years 24 (18.5) 71 (54.6) 95 (73.1)
>35 years 11 (8.5) 24 (18.5) 35 (26.9)
Sex Female 12 (9.2) 50 (38.5) 62 (47.7)
Male 23 (17.7) 45 (34.6) 68 (52.3)
Level of education Informal/Primary education 23 (17.7) 55 (42.3) 78 (60.0)
Post primary education 12 (9.2) 40 (30.8) 52 (40.0)
Socio-economic status Middle 13 (10.0) 35 (26.9) 48 (36.9)
Lower 22 (16.9) 60 (46.2) 82 (63.1)
Predisposing factors Dental caries 14 (10.8) 50 (38.5) 64 (49.2)
Post extraction 8 (6.2) 23 (17.7) 31 (23.8)
Trauma 1 (0.8) 7 (5.4) 8 (6.2)
Periodontitis 3 (2.3) 3 (2.3) 6 (4.6)
Pericoronitis 1 (0.8) 5 (3.8) 6 (4.6)
Non specific 8 (6.2) 7 (5.4) 15 (11.5)
Prior antibiotic use Yes 31 (23.8) 71 (54.6) 102 (78.5)
No 4 (3.1) 24 (18.5) 28 (21.5)
Prescriptiona Yes 21 (20.6) 28 (27.5) 49 (48.0)
No 10 (9.8) 43 (42.2) 53 (52.0)
Hospital admission No 26 (20.0) 80 (61.5) 106 (81.5)
Yes 9 (6.9) 15 (11.5) 24 (18.5)
Bacterial culture Positive 19 (14.6) 60 (46.2) 79 (60.8)
Negative 16 (12.3) 35 (26.9) 51 (39.2)
Nature of infectionb Polymicrobial 3 (3.8) 8 (10.1) 11 (13.9)
Not polymicrobial 16 (20.3) 52 (65.8) 68 (86.1)
Site of origin of infectionc Maxilla 9 (7.6) 24 (20.3) 33 (28.0)
Mandible 20 (16.9) 65 (55.1) 85 (72.0)
Complication of infection Yes 8 (6.2) 16 (12.3) 24 (18.5)
No 27 (20.8) 79 (60.8) 106 (81.5)
  1. an = 102, bn = 79, nc = 118.