TABLE 2

Comparability of Baseline Characteristics of Children Receiving Antimicrobial Versus Placebo at Study Entry

Antibiotics Arm (N = 28)Placebo Arm (N = 28)
Age, mean ± SD, mo65.5 ± 26.666.5 ± 34.3
    1–2 y, n (%)2 (7)0 (0)
    2–4 y, n (%)7 (25)7 (25)
    4–6 y, n (%)7 (25)10 (36)
    6–8 y, n (%)5 (18)6 (21)
    8–10 y, n (%)7 (25)5 (18)
Gender, male, n (%)13 (46)17 (61)
Race, n (%)
    Black9 (32)6 (21)
    White18 (64)21 (75)
    Other1 (4)1 (4)
Presentation, n (%)
    Persistent25 (89)25 (89)
    Nonpersistent3 (11)3 (11)
Severity, n (%)
    Mild11 (39)13 (46)
    Severe17 (61)15 (54)