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Table 1 Summary characteristics of 86 CDI cases, August 1, 2006 to February 28, 2011

From: Detection of Clostridium difficile infection clusters, using the temporal scan statistic, in a community hospital in southern Ontario, Canada, 2006–2011

CDI characteristics Incidence rate of CDI (cases per 10,000 patient days)
Month1  
  January 0.18
  February 0.79
  March 0.90
  April 1.66
  May 1.59
  June 1.50
  July 1.45
  August 1.18
  September 1.49
  October 0.70
  November 1.50
  December 1.11
Year2  
  2006 (August – December) 2.99
  2007 (January – December) 1.58
  2008 (January – December) 0.42
  2009 (January – December) 0.47
  2010 (January – December) 1.49
  2011 (January – February) 0
Season1  
  Spring (April – June) 1.6
  Summer (July – September) 1.4
  Fall (October – December) 1.1
  Winter (January – March) 0.6
Service3  
  Acute care 3.4
  Complex care 0.5
  Hospice 0
  Intensive care unit 2.7
  Internal medicine 2.2
  Oncology 0.8
  Pediatrics 0
  Psychiatry 1.0
  Rehabilitation 0.9
  Surgery 1.6
Ward3  
  M1 3.4
  S1 1.7
  S2 1.5
  1. CDI = Clostridium difficile infection.
  2. 1Incidence rate presented is based on an average for that specific period.
  3. 2Incidence rate presented is the total for that specific year.
  4. 3Incidence rate presented is the total for that service or ward from August 1, 2006 to February 28, 2011.