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Table 1 Main characteristics of the patients who acquired any Candida sp colonization after 72 hours of hospitalization in Hospital A (45/56, i;e. 80.3%) and in Hospital B (36/43, i.e; 83.7%).

From: Uniform distribution of three Candida albicans microsatellite markers in two French ICU populations supports a lack of nosocomial cross-contamination

Patient characteristics Hospital A n = 45 (%) Hospital B n = 36 (%) P
Age (years) mean ± SD 66.4 ± 15.4 62.6 ± 16.4 0.57
Sex ratio (M/F) 25/20 23/13 0.42
SAPS II score: mean points ± SD 45.5 ± 14 37.5 ± 14.5 0.19
Diabetes 4 (8.9) 6 (16.7) 0.28
Immunodepression 17 (37.8) 9 (25.0) 0.26
Previous administration of antibiotics 43 (95.6) 26 (72.2) 0.25
Oral amphotericin B 0 32 (88.9) 0.001*
Central venous catheter 37 (82.2) 34 (94.4) 0.40
Radial artery catheter 21 (46.7) 31 (86.1) 0.06
Transfusion requirements 17 (37.8) 29 (80.6) 0.03*
Total parenteral nutrition 15 (33.3) 27 (75.0) 0.03*
Abdominal surgery 11 (24.4) 21 (57.9) 0.03*
Liver transplant 0 3 (8.3) 0.10
Length of stay: median days (25th-75th percentiles) 21 (11–53) 31 (14.0–55.5) 0.07
  1. *: statistically significant difference. P calculated by a Fisher's exact test.