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Table 2 Distribution of CLABSI incidence by population characteristics

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

Population characteristics Catheter days (n) CLABSI
(n)
Incidence of CLABSI
(n/1000 catheter days)
95% CI
Age:
 - ≤ 1 year 3196 14 4.38 2.39, 7.35
 - >1 year 4587 15 3.27 1.83, 5.39
Gender:
 - Male 4149 10 2.41 1.15, 4.43
 - Female 3634 19 5.23 3.15, 8.16
Underlying disease:
 - Medical 2951 16 5.42 3.10, 8.80
 - Oncological 2923 8 2.74 1.18, 5.39
 - Surgical 1577 4 2.54 0.68, 6.49
 - Neonatological 332 1 3.01 0.04, 16.76
Catheter type:
 - Port-a-Cath 775 2 2.58 0.29, 9.32
 - PICC 1269 3 2.36 0.47, 6.90
 - Short term catheter 2432 11 4.52 2.25, 8.09
 - Broviac 2959 13 4.39 2.34, 7.51
 - Umbilical vein catheter 105 0
 - Unknown 243 0
Ward:
 - ICU 1660 9 5.42 2.47, 10.29
 - NICU 1377 4 2.90 0.78, 7.44
 - Medical ward 1581 9 5.69 2.60, 10.81
 - Oncology and BMT 2015 4 1.98 0.53, 5.08
 - Neurology and Neurosurgery 449 1 2.23 0.03, 12.39
 - Surgery 587 2 3.41 0.38, 12.30
 - Speciality ward 114 0
  1. CI confidence interval, CLABSI central-line associated bloodstream infections, PICC peripherally inserted central catheter, ICU intensive care unit, NICU neonatal intensive care unit, BMT bone marrow transplant