Table 4

Estimated risk for UTI 0–7 days following short duration antibiotic therapy in 1000 children, with different risks of UTI (using the summary RR of 1.06; 95% CI of 0.64 and 1.76)

Effect of treating children with short duration of antibiotics
Risk of UTI 0–7 days after standard duration therapyNumber with UTI after standard duration therapyExtra children with UTI after short durationFewer children with UTI after short duration (best scenario)Extra children with UTI after short duration (worst scenario)
*Data from Craig et al.2
†Data from Winberg et al.3
‡Mean rate of UTI, 0–7 days after standard duration therapy from 8 data sets included in meta-analysis.17–19,21,23–25
    1%*10148
    3%†3021123
14%‡140850110