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Table 5 Factors linked to the deviation from the urticaria guidelines

From: Management of chronic spontaneous urticaria: a worldwide perspective

Factors % (n) of physicians, who deviate from the guidelines % (n) of physicians, who don’t deviate from the guidelines X2 p
Age, years
 < 40 (n = 140) 35.7 (50) 64.3 (90) 5.194 0.023
 ≥40 (n = 428) 46.7 (200) 53.3 (228)
Clinical experience, years
 ≤19 years (n = 323) 39.9 (129) 60.1 (194) 5.049 0.025
 Over 19 years (n = 245) 49.4 (121) 50.6 (124)
Patientsa
 Outpatients (n = 510) 44.5 (227) 55.5 (283) 0.029 0.865
 Inpatients (n = 44) 43.2 (19) 56.8 (25)
Age of patientsa
 Adults (n = 150) 55.3 (83) 44.7 (67) 7.712 0.005
 Children (n = 92) 37.0 (34) 63.0 (58)
CSU patients per week
 < 10 (n = 441) 44.0 (194) 50.0 (247) 0.002 0.961
 ≥10 (n = 128) 43.7 (56) 56.3 (72)
  1. aOnly in physicians who chose one of the options
  2. Values marked in bold indicate a statistically significant difference (p < 0.05)