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Table 1 Distribution of nosocomial infections by site

From: Retrospective analysis of nosocomial infections in the intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital in China during 2003 and 2007

Infection site Number (%) of nosocomial infections during the 5 years
  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
LRTIs 102 (70.3) 121 (71.6) 160 (67.8) 159 (69.4) 145 (64.2)
UTIs 24 (16.6) 28 (16.6) 40 (16.9) 25 (11.2) 43 (19.0)
BSIs 6 (4.1) 4 (2.4) 18 (7.6) 19 (8.3) 12 (5.3)
GIs 8 (5.5) 7 (4.1) 6 (2.6) 3 (1.3) 1 (0.4)
Surgical sites 1 (0.7) 1 (0.6) 2 (0.8) 4 (1.7) 2 (0.9)
Skin & soft tissue 2 (1.4) 2 (1.2) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 3 (1.3)
Other sites 2 (1.4) 6 (3.5) 9 (3.9) 18 (7.7) 20 (8.9)
Total 145 (100) 169 (100) 236 (100) 229 (100) 226 (100)
  1. BSIs, bloodstream infections; LRTIs, lower respiratory infections; UTIs, urinary tract infections; GIs, gastrointestinal infections.