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Table 2 Health outcomes

From: Clostridium difficile infection health disparities by race among hospitalized adults in the United States, 2001 to 2010

Outcome Overall (n = 1,676,903) White (n = 1,503,189) Black (n = 173,714) P-Valuea
CDI incidence 7.3 7.7 4.9 <0.0001
Mortality, % 7.3 7.2 7.4 <0.0001
Hospital LOS, median (IQR) 8 (5–14) 8 (4–14) 9 (5–16) <0.0001
Hospital LOS >7 days, % 52 52 57 <0.0001
Any severe CDI,b % 20 19 24 <0.0001
 Sepsis 13 12 16
 Renal failure 16 15 21
  1. CDI Clostridium difficile infection, IQR interquartile range, LOS length of stay
  2. a P-values reflect comparisons between white and black patients
  3. bPercentages not shown for severe CDI outcomes present in <5 % of the population (shock, megacolon, ileus, perforated intestine, and colectomy)