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Table 1 Characteristics of index and contact patients

From: No nosocomial transmission under standard hygiene precautions in short term contact patients in case of an unexpected ESBL or Q&A E. coli positive patient: a one-year prospective cohort study within three regional hospitals

  Regional Hospital 1 Hospital 2 Hospital 3
Index Contacts Index Contacts Index Contacts Index Contacts
Number of patients 35 69 13 35 8 13 14 21
Sex
 Male (%) 13 (37.1%) 44 (63.8%) 5 (38.5%) 21 (60.0%) 4 (50.0%) 7 (53.8%) 4 (28.6%) 16 (76.2%)
Mean age (SD) 72.1 (12.0) 70.7 (15.2) 73.3 (11.5) 74.9 (14.7) 65.9 (13.7) 70.3 (13.3) 74.5 (11.0) 64.0 (15.1)
Median number of contacts (range) 2 (1–5) NA 3 (1–4) NA 1 (1–5) NA 1 (1–3) NA
Median admission time in days (range) 10 (2–36) 11 (1–133) 10 (2–24) 10 (2–48) 11.5 (5–32) 12 (8–29) 8 (4–36) 12 (1–133)
Median number of transfers (range) 3 (1–8) 2 (1–9) 3 (2–8) 2 (1–9) 3.5 (2–8) 3 (2–6) 2 (1–4) 2 (1–5)
Median contact time in days (range) NA 2 (0.5–9) NA 1 (0.5–6) NA 4 (1–6) NA 3 (0.5–9)
Median time between end of contact and sampling (range) NA 1 (−2–12) NA 1 (−1–8) NA 2 (0–12) NA 0 (−2–7)
Wounds (%) NA 13 (18.8%) NA 6 (17.1%) NA 2 (15.4%) NA 5 (23.8%)
Antibiotic use during sampling (%) NA 25 (36.2%) NA 13 (37.1%) NA 6 (46.2%) NA 6 (28.6%)
  1. NA not applicable