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Table 1 Study populations’ demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection and colonization: the impact of insertion site and distribution of multidrug-resistant pathogens

VARIABLE No of patients
CLABSI (n = 59) N (%) Colonization (n = 144) N (%)
Age, mean +/− SD, (years) 55.08 +/− 19.8 53.9 +/− 17.9
Gender (M/F) 41/18 100/44
Obesity 19 (32.2) 84 (58.3)
Diabetes mellitus 9 (15.2) 67 (46.5)
Pulmonary disease 16 (27.1) 48 (33.3)
Hypertension 11 (18.6) 75 (52)
Renal disease 17 (28.8) 15 (10.4)
Oncologic disease 16 (27.1) 36 (25)
Immune deficiency/suppression 17 (28.8) 33 (22.9)
Admission category
 Medical 43 (72.8) 87 (60.4)
 Surgery 16 (27.1) 57 (39.6)
Mechanical ventilation 37 (62.7) 105 (72.9)
Unit of cath insertion (ICU/other) 38/21 97/48
Cardiovascular disease 17 (28.8) 49 (34)
Neurological disease 38 (64.4) 29 (20.1)
Gastroenterological disease 18 (30.5) 27 (18.7)
Hospital death 19 (32.2) 42 (29.1)
Sepsis 11 (18.6) 29 (20.1)
APACHE score 12.8+/− 8.2 13.2 +/− 7.4
Length of catheter stay (mean +/− SD) 16.19+/−10.7 14.05+/− 9.7
  1. No number of catheters