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Table 1 Baseline characteristics across patients who acquired a DA-HAI

From: Surveillance of device associated infections and mortality in a major intensive care unit in the Republic of Cyprus

Characteristic Patients without infection (n = 173) Patients with infection (ν = 25)   All patients (n = 198)
N (%) Median (IQR) N (%) Median (IQR) p-value†  
Gender
 Female 67 (38.7)   6 (24.0)   0.187 73 (36.9)
 Male 106 (61.3)   19 (76.0)    125 (63.1)
 Age in years   68 (56–79)   67 (49–70) 0.081 68 (55–77)
 Days of ICU stay   6 (4–9)   31 (22–40) <0.001 6 (4–13)
 Apache II score   22 (16–28)   25 (18–29) 0.294 16 (22–28)
 SAPS II   49 (36–65)   48 (38–66) 0.625 49 (36–65)
Type of admision
 medical 124 (71.7)   17 (68.0)   0.701 141 (71.2)
 schedule surgical 3 (1.7)   0 (0.0)    3 (1.5)
 Unschedule surgical 46 (26.6)   8 (32.0)    54 (27.3)
Origin of patient
 Community 60 (34.7)   3 (12.0)   0.004 63 (31.8)
 LTCFa 2 (1.2)   2 (8.0)    4 (2)
 other ICU 33 (19.1)   10 (40.0)    43 (21.7)
 Ward this or other hospital 78 (45.1)   10 (40.0)    88 (44.4)
 Trauma 22 (12.7)   5 (20.0)   0.349 27 (13.6)
 Impaired immunity 31 (17.9)   7 (28.0)   0.276 38 (19.2)
 Antimicrobial treatment 156 (90.2)   24 (96.0)   0.48 180 (90.9)
 Acute Coronary care 41 (23.7)   8 (32.0)   0.456 49 (24.7)
 Central Vascular Catheter DAYS   6 (4–10)   15.5 (9–33) <0.001 7 (4–12)
 Mechanical Ventilation DAYS   5 (2–8)   23 (10–39) <0.001 6 (3–10)
 Urinary catheter DAYS   6 (4–9)   31 (22–40) <0.001 6.5 (4–13)
  1. †Chi-square test for type of admission and origin of patients. Fisher’s exact test for the rest of the categorical variables. Man-Whitney U test for the scale variables (e.g. Age. Days in ICU. etc.)
  2. aLong Term Care Facility