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Table 2 Comparison of HAId and non-HAI Patients Surveyed

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

  Non-HAI Patients
N = 8780
HAI Patients
N = 1173
P value
  N % N %  
Age in years ± SD 57.9 ± 27.7 62 ± 25  
 Median (min-max) 65 (0–108) 68 (0–99)
Male Gendera 4492 51.2 609 51.9 0.6409
Unit Type
 Medicine/Pediatric 3455 39.4 385 32.8 <0.0001
 Surgery 2577 29.4 382 32.6 0.0248
 Intensive Care 934 10.6 207 17.6 <0.0001
 Oncology/Hematology 313 3.6 37 3.2 0.5543
 Critical Carec 221 2.5 12 1.0 0.0007
 Transplant 153 1.7 24 2.0 0.4794
 Trauma 70 0.8 6 0.5 0.3720
 Gynecology/Obstetrics 149 1.7 8 0.7 0.0058
 Others 908 10.3 112 9.5 0.4419
Receiving antimicrobial agent(s) 2925 33.3 1073 91.5 0.0001
Isolation Precautionsb
 None 7649 87.1 83.4 71.1 0.0001
 Droplet 209 2.3 49 4.2 0.0001
 Air 72 0.8 3 0.3 0.0305
 Contact 1000 11.4 316 26.9 0.0001
 Other 5 0.06 2 0.2 0.1955
  1. aDoes not add to 8780 due to missing data
  2. bColumn adds up to a number greater than sample size due to patients being in multiple types of isolation
  3. cCritical care refers to those patients in critical and coronary units with mechanical ventilation
  4. dHAI is the abbreviation for Health care associated infections