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Table 1 Number of blood cultures, patients and patient demographics per year. BCs: blood cultures

From: The epidemiology of bloodstream infections and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in Thuringia, Germany: a five-year prospective, state-wide surveillance study (AlertsNet)

Year Blood cultures Patients
nBC Negative Positive Contaminated n Age Sex
Mean/Median (Q1; Q3) [years] (male, %)**
BCs
nBC (%)
BCs
nBC (%)
BCs
nBC (%)
2015 50,452 41,852
(83.0)
7296
(14.4)
1304
(2.6)
12,644 63.8
70 (55;79)
57.2
2016 60,483 50,067
(82.8)
8226
(13.6)
2190
(3.6)
18,170 64.7
72 (57;80)
63.0
2017 63,219 51,800
(81.9)
9309
(14.7)
2110
(3.4)
18,742 65.5
73 (58;81)
61.2
2018 83,790 70,938
(84.7)
10,755
(12.8)
2097
(2.5)
21,820 66.3
72 (59;81)
57.2
2019 85,340 73,710
(86.4)
9760
(11.4)
1870
(2.2)
20,291 66.9
72 (59;81)
57.9
total 343,284 288,367
(84.0)
45,346
(13.2)
9571
(2.8)
82,527* 65.2
72 (57;80)
58.7
  1. *For total number of patients each patient was only counted once during the 5-year period, **for patients for whom the sex was known