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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of patients

From: Prevalence, risk factors and molecular epidemiology of highly resistant gram negative rods in hospitalized patients in the Dutch region Kennemerland

Patient characteristics Totala Hospital 1 Hospital 2 Hospital 3a
Number of unique patients 427 (100) 126 (29.5) 167 (39.1) 134 (31.4)
Sex     
Male 217 (51.1) 57 (45.2) 90 (53.9) 70 (53.0)
Used antibiotics 6 months before current
admission
99 (23.3) 41 (32.5) 34 (20.4) 24 (18.2)
Used antibiotics during current admission 167 (39.3) 33 (26.2) 76 (45.5) 58 (43.9)
Admitted before current admission (up to 1 year) 204 (48.0) 65 (51.6) 77 (46.1) 62 (47.0)
Known HR-GNR positive in the pastb 12 (2.8) 2 (1.6) 7 (4.2) 3 (2.3)
Mean age in years (SD) 65.1 (21.1) 61.2 (22.9) 65.7 (22.4) 68.1 (16.9)
Median time from admission to sampling in days (Range) 3.0 (0–48) 2 (0–29) 4 (0–48) 4 (0–43)
  1. Data are presented as numbers (%) unless indicated otherwise
  2. Percentages were calculated in reference to the specific hospital
  3. aFrom two patients no demographic characteristics were known (in total: 425 patients with known characteristics and 132 for hospital 3)
  4. bKnown HR-GNR positive in the past (since January 2008)