TABLE 1

Characteristics of the Preguideline and the Postguideline, Compliant Patient Populations

Preguideline Population (N = 49)Postguideline, Compliant Population (N = 67)P
Mean age (y)5.665.18.83a
Age distribution, y, N (%)
 <220 (40.8)27 (40.3).96b
 2–613 (26.5)20 (29.8).70b
 6–126 (12.2)7 (10.4).76b
 12–1810 (20.4)13 (19.4).89b
Sex; N (%)
 Girl17 (34.7)30 (44.8).27b
 Boy32 (65.3)37 (55.2).27b
Mean weight (kg)25.2920.57.57a
Patients who were admitted to the PICU; N (%)20 (40.8)23 (34.3).47b
Patients who achieved therapeutic trough; N (%)18 (36.7)31 (46.3).40b
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  • a Mann–Whitney test.

  • b χ2.