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Table 2 Characteristics of the setting and respondent by income category in 2015

From: Poor adherence to guidelines for preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI): results of a worldwide survey

  Middle income countries (14 countries) High income countries (27 countries)
N = 836 SE* N = 2,414 SE*
Setting
 Admissions per year in their ICU (mean) 1,024 59 1,123 36
 N beds in ICU (mean) 22 0.8 19 0.5
 Type of Hospital (University) (%) 65 2.0 59 1.5
 Written guidelines for CLABSI prevention (answer yes) (%) 80 1.5 81 1.0
 These guidelines include.... (%)
  Indications for central-line 70 1.9 56 1.4
  Process of insertion for central-line 71 1.9 72 1.2
  Maintenance of central-line 75 1.8 75 1.1
  Indications for removal of central-line 66 2.0 52 1.5
  Hand hygiene done using alcohol based hand rubs (always/most of the times) 92 1.9 94 1.5
Respondent
 Years working in ICU (mean) 8 0.3 16 0.3
 Gender (females) (%) 55 2 44 1.5
 Profession (doctors) (%) 59 2 70 1.4
  1. Absolute numbers are not reported because percentages are weighted estimates
  2. *Standard error