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Table 1 Characteristics of participating healthcare workers

From: Prevalence of Clostridium difficile colonization among healthcare workers

Characteristic N (%)
Female gender 99 (77)
Mean age (range) in years 43 (21–65)
Recent antibiotic use 12 (9)
Recent diarrhoea 19 (15)
Contact with C. difficile patient 53 (41)
Recent hospitalization 1 (0.8)
Occupational group  
Nursing staff 93 (73)
Medical staff 19 (15)
Allied health 16 (12)
Stool consistency  
Formed 86 (67)
Semi-formed 36 (28)
Unformed 6 (5)