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Table 1 Characteristics of Patients Surveyed in 2009

From: Assessing the magnitude and trends in hospital acquired infections in Canadian hospitals through sequential point prevalence surveys

  All Patients
N = 9953
aAdults
N = 8565 (86.1 %)
Children
N = 622 (6.2 %)
Infants
N = 729 (7.3 %)
  N % N % N % N %
Male Genderb 5101 51.3 4367 51.3 324 52.1 394 54.0
Unit Type
 Medicine/Pediatric 3840 38.6 3501 40.9 226 36.3 101 13.9
 Surgery 2959 29.7 2802 32.7 123 19.8 25 3.4
 Intensive Care 1141 11.5 532 6.2 53 8.5 551 75.6
 Oncology/Hematology 350 3.5 244 2.8 98 15.8 6 0.8
 Critical Cared 233 2.3 233 2.7 0 0 0 0
 Transplant 177 1.8 139 1.6 33 5.3 4 0.5
 Trauma 76 0.8 71 0.8 2 0.3 3 0.4
 Gynecology/Obstetrics 157 1.6 146 1.7 0 0 7 1.0
 Others 1020 10.2 897 10.5 87 14.0 32 4.4
 Total 9953 100 8565 100 622 100 729 100
Receiving antimicrobial agent(s) 3998 40.2 3442 40.2 329 52.9 214 29.4
Isolation Precautionsc
 None 8483 85.2 7322 85.5 483 77.7 648 88.9
 Droplet 258 2.6 114 1.3 87 14.0 55 7.5
 Air 75 0.8 53 0.6 15 2.4 6 0.8
 Contact 1316 13.2 1136 13.3 110 17.7 64 8.8
 Other 7 0.07 4 0.05 2 0.32 1 0.14
HAI Presente 1173 11.8 1053 12.3 66 10.6 52 7.1
  1. aAdults are defined as 18 years of age and older, children age 1–17 years of age, and infants as under 1 year of age
  2. bDoes not add to 9953 due to missing data
  3. cColumns add up to a number greater than sample size due to patients being in multiple types of isolation
  4. d Critical care refers to those patients in critical and coronary units with or without mechanical ventilation
  5. eHAI Health care associated infections