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Table 1 Depiction of the patient meta-data

From: Near-ubiquitous presence of a vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium ST117/CT71/vanB –clone in the Rhine-Main metropolitan area of Germany

Parameter n%
SexMale5456.8
Female4143.2
Age<601515.8
60- < 702122.1
70- < 802930.5
> 802930.5
Not reported11.1
Underlying diseaseHemato/oncology1920.0
Cardiology1920.0
Other3637.9
Not reported2122.1
Travel abroad during the last 12 monthsNone4547.4
Yes88.4
Indeterminate4244.2
Previous hospital stays within the last 12 monthNo1313.6
Yes7680.0
Not ascertainable66.3
Previous antimicrobial therapy*Vancomycin99.5
Teicoplanin66.3
Piperacillin/Tazobactam2526.3
Carbapenem1920.0
Cephalosporin2021.1
Penicillin1212.6
Metronidazole1212.6
Quinolone1717.9
Treated with antibiotics7275.8
No antibiotic treatment22.1
Not reported2122.1
  1. *multiple answers were possible