Table 3 Characteristics of outpatients with a rickettsial disease-associated hospitalization within 30 days following index date in a large, commercially insured population — United States, 2005–2017.

From: Patient characteristics, treatment patterns, and outcomes of Rickettsial diseases among a commercially insured population in the United States, 2005–2017

  Patients hospitalized
(n = 169)
Diagnostic group
Spotted fever rickettsioses 69 (40.8)
Ehrlichiosis 63 (37.3)
Typhus group rickettsioses 19 (11.2)
Other rickettsial diseases 14 (8.3)
 > 1 diagnostic group 4 (2.4)
Age group
 < 8 years 5 (3.0)
8–17 years 15 (8.9)
 ≥ 18 years 149 (88.2)
Characteristics of all hospitalized patients
Doxycycline prescribed 114 (85.2)
Time from outpatient diagnosis to hospitalization, days  
Median 1
Range 1–24
IQR 1–2
Length of stay, days  
Median 2
Range 1–23
IQR 1–4
Discharge status (n = 156)  
Discharged to home or self-care 142 (91.0)
Other discharge 14 (8.3)
In-hospital death 0 (0)
  1. Data are presented as No. (%) unless otherwise indicated.