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Table 6 Multivariate odds ratios of Candida co-colonization at hospital admission (n = 490)

From: Risk factors for Candida colonization and Co-colonization with multi-drug resistant organisms at admission

Characteristic Multivariate Odds ratio 95 % Confidence limits Univariate Odds ratio 95 % Confidence limits
Age (yr) 1.03 1.01–1.06 1.01 0.99 - 1.04
Malnutrition 3.97 1.80–8.78 4.62 2.21–9.68
History of MRSA 5.51 1.89–16.04 7.03 2.82 – 17.52
Days in ICU in 2 years prior to admission (days) 1.05 1.00–1.11 1.07 1.03–1.12
Macrolidesa 3.75 1.18v11.93 3.24 1.15–9.13
Other antibioticsb 4.94 1.52–16.03 4.94 1.69–14.48
  1. Estimate for each additional day in the intensive care unit
  2. aAntibiotic use occurred prior to admission to hospital
  3. bOther antibiotics included use of either Metronidazole, Dapsone or Linezolid