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Table 1 Recent reports describing incidence of symptomatic catheter-acquired urinary infection

From: Catheter associated urinary tract infections

Country (ref) Population CA-UTI rate/1,000 catheter days
France[13] ICU 14.8 (1995);
   8.8 (2004)
Germany[14] ICU 1.39 (before 2000),
   0.83 (2001, 2002),
   0.68 (2003 or later)
15 developing countries[15] ICU 7.86 (pre-intervention);
   4.95 (post-intervention)
US NHSN[10] Critical Care 1.2 – 4.1
  Medical 1.5
  Surgical 3.2
  Burn 4.8
  Postpartum 0.5
  Rehabilitation 3.1
Cyprus[16] ICU 2.0 – 3.0