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Table 2 Main characteristics of adult CD patients (N = 261) treated in Oulu University Hospital in 2013

From: Clostridium difficile infections in teaching hospital in northern Finland

Variable
Gender (M/F) 125/136 (48/52%)
Age (yrs, mean, SD) 64.8 (19.1)
Departmenta (medicine/surgery) 192/69 (74/26%)
Positive CD culture 32 (12%)
Genotyping 10 (3.8%)
Diabetes 58 (22%)
Immunosuppressive 76 (29%)
IBDb 7 (2.7%)
Chronic renal disease 18 (6.9%)
Preceding antibiotics
 Cephalosporins 127 (48%)
 Other beta-lactams 102 (39%)
 Fluoroquinolones 37 (14%)
 Clindamycin 20 (7.7%)
 Vancomycin 27 (10%)
 Antifungals 10 (3.8%)
 Other antibiotics 19 (7.3%)
 No data 34 (13%)
  1. aThe specialty where the patient was treated. In surgery gynaecology, otorhinolaryngology and ophthalmology are included. bChronic inflammatory bowel disease. CD Clostridium difficile