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Table 3 Thirty day and 1 year mortality according to characteristics of 19,468 patients treated at Haukeland University Hospital, 2004-2011

From: Mortality related to hospital-associated infections in a tertiary hospital; repeated cross-sectional studies between 2004-2011

  30-days mortality, 1 year mortality,
Characteristics n (%) n (%)
All 909 (4.7) 3188 (16.4)
 Gender   
  Women 413 (4.1) 1449 (14.3)
  Men 496 (5.3) 1739 (18.6)
 Age (years)   
  0-14 7 (0.3) 19 (0.9)
  15-34 8 (0.3) 45 (1.8)
  35-54 46 (1.4) 259 (7.7)
  55-74 309 (5.1) 1172 (19.2)
  >74 539 (9.9) 1693 (31.2)
 Time period   
  Jan-Mar 221 (4.5) 783 (15.9)
  Apr-Jun 225 (4.5) 822 (16.4)
  Jul-Sept 232 (4.9) 794 (16.6)
  Oct-Dec 231 (4.9) 789 (16.6)
 Admission type   
  Acute 801 (6.6) 2477 (20.5)
  Elective 108 (1.5) 705 (9.7)
 Surgery   
  No 739 (5.9) 2526 (20.1)
  Yes 170 (2.5) 662 (9.6)
 Urinary tract   
 catheter
  No 526 (3.2) 2288 (14.1)
  Yes, permanent 360 (13.4) 818 (30.5)
  Yes, intermittent 23 (4.0) 82 (14.4)
 Use of antibiotics   
  No 512 (3.6) 2035 (14.2)
  Yes 397 (7.8) 1153 (22.6)
 Pre-prevalence   
 period (days)a
  2 100 (1.9) 505 (9.8)
  3-5 180 (4.0) 558 (12.3)
  6-9 209 (5.1) 750 (18.2)
  10-15 163 (7.1) 555 (24.2)
  16-30 182 (8.1) 583 (25.8)
  >30 75 (7.1) 237 (22.3)
 Charlson comorbidity indexb   
  0 93 (1.0) 331 (3.4)
  1 150 (4.3) 462 (13.3)
  2 249 (7.7) 925 (28.6)
  3 134 (12.0) 449 (40.2)
  4 49 (11.7) 168 (40.0)
  >4 234 (17.0) 847 (61.4)
  1. aTime from hospital admission to study inclusion
  2. bInformation was missing for 94 patients on Charlson comorbidity index and 84 on admission type