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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Symptomatic treatment (ibuprofen) or antibiotics (ciprofloxacin) for uncomplicated urinary tract infection? - Results of a randomized controlled pilot trial

  Ibuprofen n = 36 Ciprofloxacin n = 33 P-value
Mean age 44.6 43.7 0.84
Previous UTI (in last two years) 29 (80.6%) 24 (72.7%) 0.093
Mean symptom duration, days (SD) 4.3 (6.7) 3.4 (3.92) 0.515
Dipstick results    
leukocytes positive 31 (86.1%) 30 (90.9%) 0.811
nitrite positive 10 (28.6%) 10 (30.3%) 1
Positive urine culture 31 (86.1%) 24 (80%) 0.353
missing 0 3  
undetectable 5 (13.9%) 5 (17.2%)  
E.coli 25 (69.4%) 16 (55.2%)  
Enterococcus faecalis 1 (2.8%) 1 (3.4%)  
Streptococcus agalactiae 1 (2.8%) 2 (6.9%)  
Klebsiella spp. 3 (8.3%) 0  
other 1 (2.8%) 4 (13.8%)  
mixed 0 1 (3.4%)  
resistance to ciprofloxacin 1 (2.8%) 1 (3.6%) 0.314
Symptoms at inclusion    
dysuria 31 (86.1%) 32 (97.0%) 0.24
frequency 35 (97.2%) 31 (93.9%) 0.934
low abdominal pain 21 (58.3%) 16 (48.5%) 0.564
Mean score at inclusion (range 0 to 4)    
dysuria 2.0 2.3 0.189
frequency 2.3 2.5 0.357
low abdominal pain 1.1 1.0 0.705
impairment 1.8 2.3 0.059
sum score (range 0 to 12) 5.3 5.8 0.435