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Appendix Table 2 Patient characteristics according to infection status in four point-prevalence studies 2013–2016

From: Documentation of adherence to infection prevention best practice in patient records: a mixed-methods investigation

  Overall With any type of HAI With one of the four included HAI types (study population)
N 2972 249 116
Median age in years (range) 60 (2–98) 64 (19–94) 64 (19–93)
Female sex (%) 1430 (48.1) 99 (39.8) 49 (42.2)
Median length of hospital stay in days (range) 10 (1–366) 31 (2–221) 30 (2–209)
Patient groups
Surgery (%) 1072 (36) 142 (56.2) 86 (74.1)
Internal Medicine (%) 883 (30) 53 (21.3) 17 (14.7)
Onco-haematology (%) 249 (8) 39 (15.7) 2 (1.7)
Gynaecology & Obstetrics (%) 456 (15) 13 (5.2) 9 (7.8)
Ophthalmology, Dermatology, ENT, Radio & Nuclear (%) 312 (10) 4 (1.6) 2 (1.7)
Treatment/installations
Antibiotic treatment (%) 966 (32.5) 233 (93.6) 110 (94.8)
Peripheral venous catheter (%) 1325 (44.6) 119 (47.8) 57 (49.1)
Central venous catheter (%) 552 (18.6) 126 (50.6) 58 (50)
Urinary catheter (%) 590 (19.9) 88 (35.3) 42 (36.2)
Intubation (%) 136 (4.6) 34 (13.7) 17 (14.7)
Immunosuppressed (%) 330 (11.1) 62 (24.9) 19 (16.4)
Surgery within the last 30 days (%) 1321 (44.4) 151 (60.6) 91 (78.4)
Surgery with implant within the last year (%) 440 (14.8) 73 (29.3) 47 (40.5)