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Table 1 Study populations’ demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Duration of central venous catheter placement and central line-associated bloodstream infections after the adoption of prevention bundles: a two-year retrospective study

Variable CLABSI patients (n = 59)
N (%)
Age, mean ± SD, (years) 55.08 ± 19.8
Gender (M/F) 41/18
Obesity 19 (32.2)
Diabetes mellitus 9 (15.2)
Pulmonary disease 16 (27.1)
Hypertension 11 (18.6)
Renal disease 17 (28.8)
Oncologic disease 16 (27.1)
Immune deficiency/suppression 17 (28.8)
Admission category
Medical 43 (72.8)
Surgery 16 (27.1)
Mechanical ventilation 37 (62.7)
Cardiovascular disease 17 (28.8)
Neurological disease 38 (64.4)
Gastroenterological disease 18 (30.5)
Hospital death 19 (32.2)
Sepsis 11 (18.6)
APACHE score 12.8 ± 8.2
Length of catheter stay (mean ± SD) 16.19 ± 10.7
  1. N, n number, SD standard deviation