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Table 3 Prevalence of healthcare-associated infections identified during the 2009 point prevalence survey (N = 1173)

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

Type of HAI All HAI Patients
n = 1173
HAI Adults
n = 1053 (90 %)
HAI Children
n = 66 (6 %)
HAI Infants
n = 52 (4 %)
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Urinary Tract 428 34.8 414 39.0 5 0.4 8 0.7
Pneumonia Total 268 21.8 248 20.2 16 1.3 4 0.3
 VAP 82 6.7 71 5.8 8 0.7 3 0.2
 Non VAP 175 14.2 167 13.6 7 0.6 1 0.1
Surgical Site Total 214 17.4 200 16.3 10 0.8 4 0.3
 PI related 63 5.1 58 4.7 5 0.4 0 0
 Non PI related 133 11 124 10.1 5 0.4 4 0.3
Blood Stream Total 169 13.8 131 10.6 15 1.2 23 1.9
 Primary, non CVC-BSI 73 5.9 48 3.9 11 0.9 14 1.1
 Primary, CVC-BSI 29 2.4 19 1.5 2 0.2 8 0.7
 Secondary 63 5.1 60 4.9 2 0.2 1 0.1
CDI 115 9.3 110 8.9 4 0.3 0 0
Viral Respiratory Illness 17 1.4 5 0.4 9 0.7 3 0.2
Viral Gastroenterocolitis 17 1.4 0 0 10 0.8 7 0.6
NEC 3 0.2 0 0 0 0 3 0.2
Total + 1231 100 1108 90.0 69 5.6 52 4.2
  1. Abbreviations: VAP ventilator-associated pneumonia, PI prosthetic implant, CVC-BSI central venous catheter associated blood stream infection, CDI Clostridium difficile infection, NEC Necrotizing enterocolitis