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Table 1 General data of study 1 and study 2

From: Effectiveness of a training program in compliance with recommendations for venous lines care

General data Study 1 Study 2 p
No (%) of patients visited 753 682 0.90
ICU 52 (6.9) 46 (6.7)  
Non-ICU 701 (93.1) 636 (93.2)  
Mean age in years (SD) 67.6 (17.1) 65.2 (17.7) <0.001
Sex M/F 429/324 394/288 0.76
No (%) of patients with ≥ 1 catheter inserted 653 (86.7) 585 (85.8) 0.60
Total number of inserted catheters at the time of the visit (%) 797 678 0.64
ICU 104 (13.0) 83 (12.2)  
Non-ICU 693 (87.0) 595 (87.8)  
Type of lines (%)    0.97
No. (%) of central venous lines 144 (18.1) 122 (18.0)  
No. (%) of peripheral venous lines 653 (81.9) 556 (82.0)  
No. (%) of catheters considered unnecessary on the study day 183 (22.9) 48 (7.1) <0.001
Local clinical evidence of infection, No (%) 18 (2.2) 12 (1.8) 0.52
  1. ICU intensive care unit, non-ICU non–intensive care unit, SDstandard deviation, M male, F female, CVL central venous line, PVL peripheral venous line