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Table 3 Best 5 variables when using random forests with Ever-Positive criteria, from best to worse

From: Screening swabs surpass traditional risk factors as predictors of MRSA bacteremia

Variables Mean Increase in Accuracy (IQR) Variables Mean Decrease in Gini (IQR)
Ever-Positive Criteria 83.2 (82.2–84.5) Ever-Positive Criteria 45.5 (45.2–45.9)
Tumor without Metastasis 15.6 (15.2–16.1) Median Age 13.3 (13.1–13.4)
Tumor with Metastasis 9.87 (9.42–10.3) Admissions (12 Months) 8.17 (8.10–8.30)
CCI 9.76 (8.98–10.1) CCI 7.97 (7.89–8.07)
Diabetes without End-Organ Damage 9.39 (8.75–9.94) Diabetes without End-Organ Damage 2.83 (2.79–2.88)