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Table 1 Demographic and clinical data of patients with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (2011–2016, Reunion Island, France). a Patients can report multiple isolate sites for each detected CPE. Six patients harboured the same CPE in two isolate sites

From: Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae circulating in the Reunion Island, a French territory in the Southwest Indian Ocean

DemographicsNumber (%) of cases
Gender (n = 53)
 Male37 (69.8)
 Female16 (30.2)
Age (n = 53)
 0–189 (17)
 19–6428 (52.8)
  ≥ 6516 (30.2)
 median age52
Comorbidities (n = 53)
 high blood pressure12 (22.6)
 cancer10 (18.9)
 diabetes mellitus8 (15.1)
 obesity6 (11.3)
 ischemic heart disease5 (9.4)
 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease5 (9.4)
 liver cirrhosis2 (3.8)
Hospital ward (n = 53)
 medical27 (50.9)
 ICU19 (35.9)
 surgical5 (9.4)
 other2 (3.8)
 medical evacuation25 (47.2)
Isolate site (n = 67)a
 rectal swab / stool49 (73.1)
 urine9 (13.4)
 blood4 (6)
 sputum3 (4.5)
 skin / soft tissue2 (3)
Exposure to carbapenems (n = 51)
 imipenem9 (17.6)
 meropenem3 (5.9)
 no exposure39 (76.5)
Infections / Colonizations (n = 53)
 infection8 (15.1)
 colonization45 (84.9)
Cross-transmission (n = 53)
 yes7 (13.2)
 no46 (86.8)