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Table 2 Hospital admission data and risk factors for patients with candidemia (N = 115)

From: Evaluation of Candida bloodstream infection and antifungal utilization in a tertiary care hospital

Variables Descriptions
Sex n(%)
 Female 44 (38.3)
 Male 71 (61.7)
Age (years)
 Mean (SD) 68 (17.9)
 Median (1st quartile - 3rd quartile) 70 [56–84]
 Minimum maximum 26–100
Length of stay (days)
 Mean (SD) 69.8 (138.4)
 Median (1st quartile - 3rd quartile) 36 [21–62.5]
 Minimum maximum 1–1003
Use of antimicrobial 113 (98.3)
Use of chemotherapy drugs 12 (10.4)
Use of corticosteroids 95 (82.6)
Use of parenteral nutrition 46 (40.0)
Presence of some type of central venous catheter 86 (74.8)
Had any type of surgery 79 (68.7)
Admission to the intensive care unit 94 (81.7)
Length of ICU stay (days) (n = 94)
 Mean (SD) 23.3 (23.3)
 Median (1st quartile - 3rd quartile) 15 (6–32)
 Minimum maximum 1–100
Neutropenia 6 (5.2)
Use of vasoactive drug 86 (74.8)
Use of mechanical ventilation 82 (71.3)
Hemodialysis 38 (33.0)
Had hemotherapy 27 (23.5)
Positive blood culture even when using antifungal therapy 35 (30.4)
Clinical outcome
 Discharge from hospital 56 (48.7)
 In-hospital mortality 59 (51.3)
  1. Category variables presented by absolute and relative frequencies. SD standard deviation