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Table 1 Characteristics of the 26 children with CLABSI during the study period

From: Central-line associated bloodstream infections in a tertiary care children’s University hospital: a prospective study

Age (months), median [IQR] 11.5 [4–37]
Gender, n (%)
 - Male 10 (38.5)
 - Female 16 (61.5)
Underlying disease, n (%)
 - Medical 15 (57.7)
 - Oncological 6 (23.1)
 - Surgical 4 (15.4)
 - Neonatological 1 (3.8)
Catheter type, n (%)a
 - Port-a-Cath 2 (6.9)
 - PICC 3 (10.4)
 - Short term 11 (37.9)
 - Broviac 13 (44.8)
Catheter days, median [IQR] 13 [4–20]
Ward, n (%)a
 - ICU 9 (31)
 - NICU 4 (13.8)
 - Medical wards 9 (31)
 - Oncology 4 (13.8)
 - Neurology and Neurosurgery 1 (3.5)
 - Surgery 2 (6.9)
Treatment, n (%)a
 - Yes 24 (82.8)
 - No 2 (6.9)
 - Unknown 3 (10.3)
  1. IQR interquartile range, PICC peripherally inserted central catheters, ICU intensive care unit, NICU neonatal intensive care unit
  2. acalculated on the total number of CLABSI event (n = 29)