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Table 1 Patient characteristics and C. difficile detection outcomes

From: Clostridium difficile carriage in hospitalized cancer patients: a prospective investigation in eastern China

Category Subdivision Number (percentage, %)
Cancer type Colorectal cancer 68 (17)
Noncolorectal digestive tract cancer 128 (32)
Nondigestive tract cancer 172 (43)
Hematological malignancies 32 (8)
C. difficile Carriage Positive 82 (20.5)
Negative 318 (79.5)
Diarrhea Yes 20 (5)
C. difficile-positive 7 (35)#
C. difficile-negative 13 (65)
No 380 (95)
C. difficile-positive 75 (19.7)#
C. difficile-negative 305 (80.3)
  1. #The C. difficile-positive rate was greater in diarrhea patients than in non-diarrhea patients; however, the difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.09).