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Table 1 Comparison of the incidence of Clostridium difficile cases per 100,000 inhabitants in five university hospital districts in Finland basing on the national register in the year 2013

From: Clostridium difficile infections in teaching hospital in northern Finland

Hospital district Population (million) Number of CD cases in national register Incidence per 100,000 inhabitants Test method
Hospital A 1.6 1173 73 F-Cldi culture and EIA
Hospital B 0.5 368 70 F-CldiAg + F-Cldi culture
Hospital C 0.5 420 84 F-Cldi culture and GDH
Hospital D 0.4 638 159 F -CldTNhO
Hospital E 0.2 168 84 NAAT for tcdB
  1. F faecal, Cldi Clostridium difficile, EIA enzyme immuno assay, Ag antigen, GDH glutamate dehydrogenase assay, NAAT nucleid acid amplification test, tcdB toxin B gene, NhO nucleid acid assay