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Table 2 Telephone Survey Results of Patients Contacted for Community C. difficile Study

From: Epidemiological and genomic characterization of community-acquired Clostridium difficile infections

  CA-CDI (%)a
Total 40 (51.2)
Prior diagnosis of CDI 15 (37.5)
Most recent hospitalization:
 > 6 months 31 (77.5)
 Within 6 months 9 (22.5)
 Within 3 months 0 (0.0)
 Previous week 0 (0.0)
Times hospitalized in last 6 months:
 1 0 (0.0)
 2–5 7 (17.5)
 5–10 2 (5.0)
Prior history of Ulcerative Colitis 1 (2.5)
Prior history of Crohn’s Disease 3 (7.5)
Prior history of Celiac disease 2 (5.0)
Prior history of IBS 8 (20.0)
Institutional care in prior year 5 (12.5)
Visit someone in nursing home or hospital prior year before CDI 17 (42.5)
Household contact in hospital in prior year before CDI infection 21 (52.5)
Occupation in health care field 4 (44.4)
Work with patients diagnosed with CDI in prior year 1 (2.5)
Household contact hospitalized in year prior to CDI infection 17 (42.5)
Household contact with CDI infection in year prior to CDI 9 (22.5)
Children in household
 No 15 (37.5)
 0–1 year 8 (20.0)
 1–2 years 3 (7.5)
 2–5 years 10 (25.0)
 7–10 years 20 (50.0)
Household pets:
 No 16 (40.0)
 Dogs 9 (22.5)
 Cats 4 (10.0)
 Fish 2 (5.0)
 Birds 5 (12.5)
 Other 5 (12.5)
Occupational work related to pork products 5 (12.5)
Consume pork products
 No 12 (30.0)
 Yes, 1 time per week 7 (17.5)
 Yes, 2–4 times per week 11 (27.5)
 Yes, > 4 times per week 10 (25.0)
 Vegetarian 8 (20.0)
  1. aDefined as > 12 weeks following discharge or no previous hospital admission. CA-CDI; community-acquired C. difficile infection