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Table 2 Risk factors for shunt infection independent of the treatment (AIS vs non-AIS)

From: Do antibiotic-impregnated shunts in hydrocephalus therapy reduce the risk of infection? An observational study in 258 patients

Risk factor Odds Ratios P value
Age (< 1 year and > 80 years) 0.5 (0.06–3.7) 0.7010
Premature birth 2.1 (0.6–7.9) 0.2300
External ventricular drainage 1.9 (0.7–5.5) 0.2732
Former shunt infection 5.0 (1.6–16.0) 0.0124*
Former systemic infection 2.9 (1–8.8) 0.0605
Disturbance of consciousness 2.1 (0.6–7.9) 0.2300
Former Radiation-/Chemotherapy 2.2 (0.6–8.3) 0.2138
  1. Odds ratio (OR) and 95 % confidence interval were calculated on the basis of Fisher's exact test, *significant at p < 0.05;