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Table 3 Patient characteristics

From: The TransFLUas influenza transmission study in acute healthcare - recruitment rates and protocol adherence in healthcare workers and inpatients

Characteristic Department  
All departments (n = 192) Pulmonology (n = 80) Hematology (n = 56) Internal medicine (n = 56) P-value
Age, years, median (range) 57.9 (18.3–94.1) 54.6 (18.3–79.5) 55.9 (21.0–87.6) 62.2 (29.4–94.2) 0.002
Female sex 80 (41.6) 32 (40) 25 (44.6) 23 (41) 0.86
Charlson comorbidity index, median (range) 2 (0–8) 1 (0–8) 2 (0–6) 2 (0–7) 0.15
 Myocardial infarction 10 (5.2) 3 (3.7) 3 (5.4) 4 (7.1) 0.71
 Congestive cardiac insufficiency 16 (8.3) 7 (8.7) 1 (1.8) 8 (14.2) 0.13
 Peripheral vascular disease 12 (6.2) 2 (2.5) 1 (1.8) 9 (16) 0.006
 Chronic pulmonary disease 78 (40.6) 64 (80) 5 (8.9) 9 (16) < 0.001
 Conjuctive tissue disease 0 0 0 0 n.a
 Diabetes without complications 27 (14) 11 (13.7) 2 (3.6) 14 (25) 0.017
 Peptic ulcer disease 2 (1) 1 (1.2) 0 1 (1.8) 0.50
 Chronic disease of the liver or cirrhosis 3 (1.6) 0 0 3 (5.4) 0.07
 Hemiplegia 2 (1) 1 (1.2) 0 1 (1.8) 0.67
 Moderate or severe kidney disease 22 (11.5) 11 (13.7) 4 (7.1) 7 (12.5) 0.47
 Diabetes with chronic complications 6 (3.1) 1 (1.2) 0 5 (8.9) 0.035
 Solid organ malignancy 12 (6.2) 4 (5) 1 (1.8) 7 (12.5) 0.054
 Leukemia 20 (10.4) 1 (1.2) 19 (33.9) 0 < 0.001
 Lymphoma 7 (3.6) 1 (1.2) 5 (8.9) 1 (1.8) 0.10
 Moderate or severe liver disease 16 (8.3) 7 (8.7) 4 (7.1) 5 (8.9) 0.81
 Malignant tumor, metastasis 5 (2.6) 4 (5) 0 1 (1.8) 0.30
 AIDS 2 (1) 0 1 (1.8) 1 (1.8) 0.49
 Dementia 1 (0.5) 1 (1.2) 0 0 0.59
  1. Data are n (%), unless indicated otherwise
  2. Abbreviations: n.a. not applicable, AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome